Copycat Famous Dave’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe

It’s barbecue season! Whip up this barbecue sauce from Famous Dave’s for your ribs, steaks, chicken tenders, or even for dipping fries. It might seem like a long ingredients list but that’s how you know that it’s going to taste flavorful!

Copycat Famous Dave’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe

How To Make Copycat Famous Dave's Barbecue Sauce

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr


  • oz yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 oz bacon, chopped and cooked crisp
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • cups corn syrup, or glucose
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • ¾ cup peach schnapps
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple, of your choice, chopped
  • ¼ cup coffee liqueur, preferably Kahlua
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. molasses
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapeno, minced
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard, prepared
  • tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chicken consomme powder
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  1. Heat up your oil in a skillet over low heat then add the onions. Saute for roughly 10 to 15 minutes until deeply caramelized. Adjust your heat as necessary.

  2. Into the same skillet, add the garlic, schnapps, raisins, water, and jalapeno. Simmer for 12 minutes or until the mixture thickens.

  3. In a blender, pour the onion mixture and add the pineapple juice, balsamic vinegar, apple, lemon juice, molasses, and apple cider vinegar. Puree until smooth.

  4. Pour back into the pan and add the remaining ingredients, except liquid smoke and Kahlua.

  5. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

  6. Add the liquid smoke and Kahlua then mix well.

  7. Your barbeque sauce is now ready for use!


  • Sugar: 771g
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  • Calcium: 582mg
  • Calories: 4151kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 881g
  • Cholesterol: 81mg
  • Fat: 39g
  • Fiber: 23g
  • Iron: 22mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 5776mg
  • Protein: 43g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 6894mg
  • Vitamin A: 5684IU
  • Vitamin C: 132mg
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