Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Molasses Barbecue Sauce Recipe
John Kernick
Adam Perry Lang's barbecue sauce—sweet, spicy and sticky—pairs perfectly with his super-flavorful chicken wings.


about 1 1/2 cups
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes


1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsulfured blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons chile powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 pinch of ground cloves
1 pinch of ground allspice


In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients except the salt with 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil, stirring well. Let cool and season with salt.

Adam Perry Lang,

Food & Wine

June 2012
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