Target Barbecue Sauce

This is a deliciously sweet, hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce which is excellent for baby back ribs or any other cut of beef. It is also good for barbecuing chicken. This is a tomato-based sauce. This recipe was generously donated by Jerry Ahearn.

Target Barbecue Sauce

Target Barbecue Sauce

You can enjoy Target Barbecue sauce at home. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Target Barbecue Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 97kcal


  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoon Hickory Liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 cup vinegar plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder, not garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch


  • Mix molasses, catsup, 1/2 cup brown sugar, liquid smoke, onion salt, vinegar, mustard and garlic powder. Simmer for 20 minutes. Taste, add additional 1/4 brown sugar, if desired, and cook another 5 minutes. Mix 1-1/2 teaspoons corn starch with 1 tablespoon water. Stir to mix well. Pour into hot mixture and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Cool.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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