Southern-Style Molasses Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Southern Molasses Barbecue Sauce
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cup
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Sorghum or regular molasses helps flavor this tasty barbecue sauce. Use this Southern-style barbecue sauce on ribs, chops, steaks, or burgers.

It's a simple, perfectly seasoned combination of tomato sauce, molasses, and vinegar. 

The recipe is easily doubled or tripled. 

Related Recipe: Jim Beam Barbecue Sauce

What You'll Need

  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup molasses or sorghum molasses
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • A dash salt

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Makes about 1 cup of barbecue sauce.
  3. For oven barbecued ribs, baste during last hour of baking.