K.C. Masterpiece® Original Barbecue Sauce

Even though it's now owned and produced by the Clorox Company,
the taste of Original K. C. Masterpiece barbecue sauce is the
same as when it was first created in good ole' Kansas City,
USA. This is the sauce that steals awards from all the other
popular slathers on the market. It's now even is sold in a
variety of flavors. But this is the clone for the original,
and you'll find it very easy to make. Just throw all of the
ingredients in a saucepan, crank it up to a boil, then simmer
for about an hour. Done deal. And just like the original
Masterpiece, this stuff will make a work of art out of any
of your grilled meats, or burgers and sandwiches; and as a
dipping sauce or marinade.

2 cups water
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat
and whisk until smooth.
2. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45
to 60 minutes or until mixture is thick.
3. Cool, then store in a covered container in the refrigerator
overnight so that flavors can develop.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.


Tidbits
Liquid smoke is a flavoring found near the barbecue sauces and
marinades. Use hickory-flavored liquid smoke if you have a choice.