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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

kc style bbq sauce & pork chops

howdy, partners!
the weather has been absolutely gorgeous
here in the good ol' southwest.
it inspired me to start making some delicious,
summery barbecue.
plus, the hubs loves barbecue...
i mean,
really loves it.

and can you believe that this is the first time i've made my own sauce?!
i have to say,
homemade bbq sauce is the way to go!

kansas city style bbq sauce

2 c ketchup
2 c tomato sauce
1 1/4 c brown sugar
1 1/4 c red wine vinegar
1/2 c unsulfured molasses
4 tsp hickory-flavored liquid smoke
2 Tbs butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper

1. in a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, molasses, liquid smoke, & butter. season with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, celery seed, cinnamon, cayenne, salt & pepper.

2. reduce heat to low & simmer for up to 20 minutes. for thicker sauce, simmer longer (& for thinner, less time is needed!). sauce can also be thinned using a bit of water, if necessary.

3. brush sauce onto any kind of meat during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
*this time, i used bone-in pork loin chops... yum*

i'm pretty sure i could eat this sauce by the spoonful.
i definitely see myself making this in large quantities for summer barbecues!

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  1. Hi Kristin,
    Your BBQ Sauce looks like the real thing. Thank you for sharing and I would love to have you share at Full Plate Thursday!

  2. MMM your bbq sauce looks yummy! And your pics crack me up! You are too funny and cute! Love your mustache ;) I wish we lived near each other in real life :(

  3. me, too! we could be real life bff's! :)

  4. Yum Kristin that looks so good!!!

  5. Hi Kristin,
    I am so excited that you brought your BBQ Sauce for us to enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  6. I love this, it does look pretty simple, and healthy!