My favorite BBQ sauce ever! I do tweak it a bit, I use half the sugar, and probably a bit more sauce (2 8 oz or 1 15 oz cans). I really think the liquid smoke is worth looking for, it adds a great smoky quality. Homemade sauce makes all the difference whether it's for grilled chicken, Hawaiian pizza, or bbq meatloaf. I can't recommend this recipe enough!
Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
mlfc15 Posted: 02/01/11
klwhitney Posted: 07/29/09
I love this recipe, it's my favorite barbecue sauce recipe. However, I have made some adjustments to it. I increased the tomato sauce to two cups so that I wouldn't have to keep half a can in the fridge. I also increased the brown sugar by a few tablespoons, and sometimes use honey instead of molasses, and I doubled the garlic. The one problem I have with the sauce is that it's next to impossible to simmer the sauce as long as the recipe says to because it's so thick that droplets of hot sauce fly everywhere when it starts to bubble, and my hands are often covered in tiny burns after I've made this sauce.
ReginaH Posted: 07/03/11
This is a great sauce. I made it exactly as written. It is thick, sweet, and slightly smoky. We had it as a dipping sauce with pork ribs, and kids and adults loved it.
MommyG Posted: 01/02/12
I'm speechless! Hubby and kids loved this with my homemade barbeque! Def a keeper!