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Old 05-31-2016, 05:01 PM   #11
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Just a thought, molasses is not super sweet. It has some sweetness but a couple of tablespoons of it won't give you a "sweet" sauce, not like the 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brown sugar that many sauces call for.

Good idea, RP.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:42 PM   #12
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As I started reading this, I immediately thought Molasses. Bingo.

You can also substitute plain tomato sauce instead of catsup, use less so it doesn't taste too tomato-ey.

I looked at what I thought were my less sweet Bbq sauce recipes. My-my, they are full of sugars.

Here's one I found on About dot com/ Bbq sauces, not too sweet. Esp if you make suggested subs. I would add more hot pepper to this, but that's me.

Piedmont includes western North Carolina/ Kentucky, one of several US regions famous for its Bbq.

Piedmont Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:07 PM   #13
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You could look into asian type sauces using hoisin, oyster sauce, soy sauce. They can be sweet but the soy sauce will usually balance and even dominate the main flavor of your sauce...
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:38 PM   #14
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Sweet BBQ sauce

In the South some prefer vinegar based BBQ sauce. I personally don't care for it but it's definitely not sweet.

Another alternative is to make GG's recipe or similar but start with a base of homemade catsup made to your taste.

One recipe is here: Takes about 15 minutes.

http://www.runwiki.org/2014/02/15/ho...up-sugar-free/

I've done this. I dislike overly sweet and overly salty. I use honey rather than molasses or brown sugar and start with about half the suggested sweetener and almost no salt.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:04 PM   #15
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Why does there even need to be any sauce involved?
What about putting together your own unique spice rub?
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:23 PM   #16
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I usually just season with S&P or store bought rub. No saucing or mopping during the cook. BBQ sauce on the side provided for those who need it.....
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I just apply a proprietary rub on ribs and serve sauce on the side for those who want it.
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I just apply a proprietary rub on ribs and serve sauce on the side for those who want it.
I like the sauce caramelized a bit, so just on the side doesn't really get the job done for me.
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Why does there even need to be any sauce involved?
What about putting together your own unique spice rub?
There doesn't *have* to be a sauce. Some people like saucy ribs, though. I do
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I like the sauce caramelized a bit, so just on the side doesn't really get the job done for me.
Same here.
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