This is a recipe that I've fine-tuned over the years. It is a Kansas City BBQ sauce-meets-Kentucky BBQ sauce recipe. It's perfectly sweet, spicy, and smoky!
To begin making this Kentucky BBQ sauce, warm the oil over medium heat and add the garlic, chili power, cumin, and black pepper.
Cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly and remove from heat.
Whisk in the remaining ingredients, return to heat, and simmer for about 15-20 min, stirring occasionally.
For a smooth sauce, you can either blend it or pour through a strainer while still warm.
Let cool and refrigerate.
This Kentucky Kandy BBQ Sauce will keep for 30 days refrigerated in an airtight container (I use Ball Jars).