Cookbook:Barbecue Sauce (Kansas City-style)

Barbecue Sauce (Kansas City-style)
Category Sauce recipes
Servings 8 (1/4 cup each)
Time 20 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Sauce

Barbecue Sauce is a tomato or ketchup based sauce used on meats. Kansas City-style barbecue sauce is the most common version used in the United States. It is tomato or ketchup based with sweet, sour and smoky elements. Barbecue sauce can be added to the meat before, during or after cooking. This version contains quite a bit of sugar, so it should be added near the end or after cooking the meat to avoid burning the sauce.


Makes 2 cups (470 mL) of sauce.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Simmer over low heat for 20-minutes, stirring occasionally.

Notes, tips and variationsEdit

  • This sauce tastes very close to commercial barbecue sauces such as Masterpiece and Bullseye.


  • Keep refrigerated
  • Add to meat near end or after cooking to avoid burning sauce because of sugar content.