A thick and rich Kansas City style barbeque sauce is just the ticket for a smoked slab of pork spareribs or a smoked brisket sandwich. I've made this KC style sauce for years, and it's never failed to get tongues a waggin', licking every last drop from rib bones and fingers. (And even tablecloths!)
This spicy and sweet barbecue sauce is made by combining 1-1/2 cups of water with 1/2 cup of your favorite ketchup, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup tomato paste, 1/4 cup molasses, 2 tablespoons of white sugar, 1 teaspoon of Liquid Smoke flavoring, 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, and 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder.
You could use the sauce immediately, but the flavor will improve if you chill it in the fridge overnight. Giving the sauce time to rest will allow the flavors to blend and mellow.
I hope that you enjoy this Kansas City style barbeque sauce as much as I do. Just don't get caught licking it off of the table!