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Molasses Barbecue Sauce
© John Kernick

Molasses Barbecue Sauce

  • SERVINGS: about 1 1/2 cups
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Adam Perry Lang’s barbecue sauce—sweet, spicy and sticky—pairs perfectly with his super-flavorful chicken wings.

  1. 1/2 cup ketchup
  2. 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup unsulfured blackstrap molasses
  4. 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  5. 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  6. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  7. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  8. 1 garlic clove, minced
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons chile powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  11. 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  12. Pinch of ground cloves
  13. Pinch of ground allspice
  14. Salt
  1. 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.
Make Ahead The barbecue sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.


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