Kansas City Barbeque Sauce recipe

This Kansas City barbeque sauce recipe includes strong brewed coffee that not only adds extra body to this versatile recipe but also a subtle, smoky background flavor.

This particular recipe is one of the first we put on the website and is the mate to our Kansas City BBQ Ribs recipe.

It's really one of the most all-purpose barbeque sauces I've used and I continue to use it regularly on chicken and burgers along with ribs with great results.
barbeque sauce recipe
I occasionally make a double batch just to save time for upcoming grilling sessions and it stores really well in the refrigerator for weeks.

It's important to remember that a barbeque sauce is intended to complement the food it's served with, not overpower the flavors of the food.

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Serves: recipe makes approx. 3 cups

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 minutes

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cold strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons All American Barbeque Dry Rub recipe
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons liquid hickory smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Step 1:
    In a medium saucepan combine all of the ingredients and stir well to combine.

    Simmer at a gentle boil over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until you achieve a thickness that you're happy with.

    The sauce tends to thicken a little after it's cooked and begins to cool.

    Enjoy!


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