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John’s Kick Ass B-B-Q Sauce

Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 5 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp smoky paprika or ¼ tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp hot sauce


  • In a large pot with lid, mix all ingredients together and heat on medium-high stirring frequently until it just comes to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to very low, cover and allow to simmer for 2-3 hours until color darkens and the sauce becomes thick. Stir occasionally.
  • Allow to cool completely, then pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator, however this sauce with keep unrefrigerated for up to two weeks.
Keyword vegetarian
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