Monday, March 12, 2012


I love Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce! This is my attempt to copy family said I came VERY close!

Sweet & Smokey BBQ Sauce
1-6oz. can tomato paste
2 cups water
3 Tbls. canned crushed pineapple
1/2 heaping tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. liquid smoke
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 Tbls. fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbls. molasses
4 Tbls. light corn syrup
1 Tbls. sugar
3 Tbls. cold water + 1 Tbls. corn starch - slurry to thicken sauce

In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, mix together all ingredients except for the slurry.
Cook and stir til well combined and heated through. With an immersion blender, puree the mixture til smooth.
Allow mixture to boil, stirring often.
Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Then add in the slurry. Stir and cook about another 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Pour into glass jar and refridgerate until ready to use.


  1. Oh yeah! Looks good! If you plan on canning it... don't use the corn starch.... just cook a bit longer.... I can up my BBQ sauces... and give as gifts... xo Colleen

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  3. you copy cat you! your recipe sounds like something that i'm going to copy! LOL thanks for sharing. sw☺

  4. Yummo! Sounds delicious. You might try cumin and chili powder in BBQ sauce as well.

  5. I will love making your sauce...pineapple and molasses are favorites of mine... I am thinking of also trying it on some drained navy beans for baked beans !!! I have pork chops waiting n the freezer for this ! :0)

    1. Thank you so much Lori! I love the idea of using it for homemade baked beans! I think I'll have to try that! Please let me know how it works out for you! =)

  6. This is absolutely delicious!!!! I use guar gum for thickening some of my sauces love...

    loving the crushed pineaplle!!!!!

    1. Hi Didi! Thank you! Guar gum...I'll have to check that out! =)


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