Sweet Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

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Sweet Molasses Barbecue Sauce Recipe


  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup ketchup (or up to 1 cup)
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ to 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse salt (optional)


  1. Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.  Transfer to a jar with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate.

This sauce will last in the fridge for at least a month.

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4 thoughts on “Sweet Molasses Barbecue Sauce

  1. Liz says:

    Yummy Good BBQs

  2. Penny says:

    easy, quick, yummy

  3. tyler says:

    made this with cooking instead of fancy molasses and 1tsp cumin instead of paprika brought to a bubble let cool
    Best Ribs I ever made!

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Tyler, Wonderful that this recipe is great with cooking molasses too. Good to know it’s that versatile.

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