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Kentucky BBQ Sauce Kansas City

Kentucky Kandy BBQ Sauce

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!

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 ounces
Calories 53 kcal
Author Frederick Schramm



  1. To begin making this Kentucky BBQ sauce, warm the oil over medium heat and add the garlic, chili power, cumin, and black pepper.

  2. Cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly and remove from heat.

  3. Whisk in the remaining ingredients, return to heat, and simmer for about 15-20 min, stirring occasionally.

  4. For a smooth sauce, you can either blend it or pour through a strainer while still warm.

  5. Let cool and refrigerate.


This Kentucky Kandy BBQ Sauce will keep for 30 days refrigerated in an airtight container (I use Ball Jars).

Nutrition Facts
Kentucky Kandy BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 ounce)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 189mg8%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.