PCC Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

PCC Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

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  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 1 to 3 minutes. Add chili powder, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, allspice and cloves; cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant.

Add remaining ingredients and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

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