Kim Steele pouring Crosby’s Molasses Flawless BBQ Sauce into a glass container

Crosby’s Molasses Flawless BBQ Sauce

When I developed this BBQ sauce recipe, I knew right away I wanted it to be a straightforward, well-balanced sauce that put the smoky richness of Crosby’s Molasses front and centre as the star of the show. In fact, I was so enamored of this sauce I wanted to call it “For the Love of Molasses: A BBQ Sauce” but I figured something a bit more straightforward was best. That’s why I called it the Crosby’s Molasses Flawless BBQ Sauce. With a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, this recipe lends itself to so many uses: as a marinade, a grilling glaze, or even a dipping sauce. Easy enough for nearly anyone in the family to stir up, you’ll never buy a bottle of factory-made sauce again!

Developed by Kimberley Steele, Co-Chef, Co-Owner – East Coast Bistro


Crosby’s Molasses Flawless BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Kimberley Steele
  • Yield: Approx. 3 cups


  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • ¼ cup Yellow Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup preserves*
  • 1 cup Crosby’s Molasses
  • ¼ cup Vinegar*
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder (or Taco Spice)
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1teaspoon Black Pepper, ground
  • ¼ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice (or pinch allspice, pinch cloves, pinch cinnamon)
  • 1 tablespoon Hot Sauce (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for sauce.
  2. Stir together well using a whisk.
  3. Use immediately or transfer to an appropriate jar or container and store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.


*Ingredient note: Use whatever vinegar (white, cider, rice, malt, etc.) or preserves (jam, jelly, cranberry sauce, etc.) you have on hand.

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  • August 9, 2022


    Just made this and it’s delish…though I was out of ketchup but had homemade ketchup on hand…..soooo good! Thanks you!

  • August 5, 2022


    I don’t get this Condiments and Pantry items listed separatly .Is there a reason for them to be listed that way? Am I missing something? Do I still just mix them all together at the same time or are they to be mixed later?

    • August 5, 2022

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Jay. Just mix all the ingredients together. I will adjust the ingredient list. Thank you for your comment. -Marie at Crosby’s Kitchen

  • August 5, 2022

    Debbie Bansley

    Can you can this barbq sauce in a water bath?

    • August 16, 2022

      Crosby Molasses

      Hello Debbie, we have never tried this recipe in a water bath before. If you give it a try, let us know :) -Marie from Crosby’s Kitchen

  • May 21, 2022

    Chris Toffan

    I tried the bbq sause recipe but kind of tweaked it a little. I used or added homemade sourcherry/rhubarb jam,1/2 tablespoon each of hot sause and hot chili sauce and 1teaspoon each of ground ginger and liquid smoke. Brought everything to a slow bubbling boil and enjoyed. Thanks for the recipes. Hope you don’t mind my additional ingredients to an already awesome recipe

  • May 20, 2022

    Mona M Minard

    I am from New Brunswick and I love my Canadian molasses.
    Always looking for a new recipe to try.

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