Molasses Barbecue Sauce Recipe

This delicious molasses barbecue sauce recipe can be used on ribs, chicken or steaks!


4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
1 1/3 cups ketchup
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup molasses
kosher salt & fresh ground pepper


In a medium bowl over medium heat, melt butter.

Add the onions and garlic and sauté for about 7-8 minutes, until soft.

Next, add the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, and brown sugar. Stir until well combined.

Bring the sauce to a simmer.

Once simmering, add the Tabasco sauce and molasses.

Bring the sauce back to a simmer and allow the sauce to simmer 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened to a medium consistency.

Season the sauce to taste with salt and fresh pepper.

Once finished, set sauce aside and allow it to cool for 1 hour.

Once cooled, puree sauce in a blender until smooth.

Serve warm alongside your favourite ribs.