Kansas City–Style Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Sue Modified: June 10, 2021
Kansas City–Style Barbecue Sauce Recipe

How To Make Kansas City–Style Barbecue Sauce

This Kansas-style barbecue sauce amps up any dish by using yellow mustard, ketchup, and white wine vinegar for a mixture of strong flavors.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 3cupsketchup
  • cupdark brown sugar
  • ½cupwater
  • ½cupwhite wine vinegar
  • ½cuptomato paste
  • 2tbspyellow mustard
  • 2tbsppure chile powder
  • 1tbspfreshly ground pepper
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tspgranulated onion powder
  • 1tspgranulated garlic powder
  • ½tspground ginger


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil over moderate heat.

  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the sauce for 30 minutes, stirring often to prevent scorching.

  3. Use as desired and enjoy.


  • Calories: 331.69kcal
  • Fat: 1.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.53g
  • Carbohydrates: 84.02g
  • Fiber: 4.23g
  • Sugar: 66.20g
  • Protein: 4.55g
  • Sodium: 2103.74mg
  • Calcium: 90.53mg
  • Potassium: 1004.04mg
  • Iron: 2.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 132.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.81mg
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