Kansas City Style Sweet and Spicy Chilli BBQ Sauce
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When you think of BBQ sauce, you are probably thinking of that rich, thick, sweet and spicy sauce that is delicious on ribs and chicken. That deep flavoured tomato based sauce is a Kansas city style sauce. I have been tweaking this recipe for years and have never shared it outside close friends.
Serves: 2 Jars
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 large red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon English mustard powder
  • 240ml ketchup
  • 240ml water
  • 60ml cider vinegar
  • 60ml honey
  • 60ml maple syrup
  • 60ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 160g soft brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  1. In a medium saucepan gently fry the chopped garlic, chillies and ginger in the oil for a few
  2. minutes until the garlic is softened but not coloured.
  3. Add all of the dried spices and fry for another minute.
  4. Once all combined, add all of the liquid ingredients and sugar and bring to a gentle simmer
  5. whilst stirring. Add the bay leaf.
  6. Gentle simmer uncovered for 35-40 minutes until the sauce is nice and thick, stirring
  7. occasionally.
  8. Take out the bay leaf and allow to cool.
  9. Blitz in a food processor, blender or you can use an immersion blender. Just make sure they
  10. become a nice smooth sauce.
  11. Pour into sterilised jars and keep in the fridge.
Recipe by Cluck, Muck & Cook at http://cluckmuckcook.co.uk/kansas-city-style-sweet-and-spicy-chilli-bbq-sauce/