Kansas City-Style Barbecue Sauce

Summer is a great time to barbecue! Spice up your grill with the homemade Barbecue Sauce.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt
2 teaspoons liquid smoke

Heat the vegetable oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is golden, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, 1 cup water, the vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, mustard, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the onion is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the liquid smoke. Strain the sauce, pressing on the solids to extract any liquid.


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Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Chips and Fruit Salad

Fruit Salsa Picture

This Memorial Day, try a new spin on two summertime favorites – fruit salad and chips with salsa!

You’ll Need:

For the Salsa

2 Fuji apples (or substitute Golden Delicious) – peeled, cored, diced

2 kiwis – peeled, diced

8 ounces raspberries

1 pound strawberries

3 tablespoons fruit preserves, jam, or jelly (any flavor)

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons white sugar

For the Chips

10 (10 inch) flour tortillas

butter flavored cooking spray

2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar



  1. In a large bowl, mix kiwis, apples, raspberries, strawberries, sugar (white and brown), and preserves.  Cover bowl and chill in refrigerator at least 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  3. Coat both sides of each flour tortilla with the cooking spray.  Cut the tortillas into triangles and place them in a Ziploc bag.  Add cinnamon sugar mixture to the bag, close it, and shake gently until the chips are adequately coated.  Remove them from the bag and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes, then allow them to cool for about 15 minutes.
  5. Serve with the fruit salsa and enjoy!


Try substituting your favorite fruits for the ones listed and playing with the amount of sugar added to the salsa to customize the recipe to your own tastes.