Dutch Reyveld Recipe

Faux Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce

By Dutch Reyveld Dutchr

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Dutch's Story

I was recently asked by someone if I had a recipe for a clone of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. He was unable to find it locally.

I haven't made/tried it, but it looks like it might be close. Not sure if it'll give the same dark color as the original.

Also included here is a Rub recipe this is supposed to be secret...Hmmmmm? Haven't made it either, but ingredients look right.


1/3 c
tomato paste
1/4 c
apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp
chipole hot sauce (mexgrocer.com)
1 tsp
liquid smoke
1/4 c
1 tsp
dried mustard pwd
1/4 c
brown sugar
3 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
1/4~1/2 tsp of gravy master or kitchen bouquet to darken the sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix all the sauce ingredients in a non-reactive sauce pan and simmer for 20~30min. Let cool and into your fridge for at least a day.
Mix all the ingredients together and store in an air tight container until needed.
**If you are going to use this on ribs, chicken, pork, etc. try seasoning the meat with the actual dry rub before cooking then slather on the sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Hashtags: #easy, #untested

  • Comments

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    Gary Hancq SidEFied - May 28, 2011
    Dutch, Add a little "Gravy Master" or "Kitchen Bouquet" to your BBQ sauce to darken. It wont affect the taste that much 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon will darken your quantity of sauce. I use it for my sauces and also darken spaghetti sauce at times with it. These two items will also put a nice char on a grilled steal due to the sugar content in them. Happy Cooking, Gary
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    Lori Jarvenpaa ljarvenpaa - May 28, 2011
    Hey, I have an original recipe for Sweet Baby Rays hand written. While a few of your ingredients are in the recipe, you are missing several key ingredients. Too bad I am sworn to secrecy!!
  • user
    Dutch Reyveld Dutchr - May 28, 2011
    That's a good idea, Gary...Thanx!

    Lori, I CAN get real Sweet Baby Rays...Just posted this for those that can't...As I SAID, I haven't made/tried it.

    If everyone was sworn to secrecy, HOW would we get ANY proprietary recipes, either commercial copies or family hand-downs???
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    Stephanie Dodd skeen - May 29, 2011
    I tried Sweet Baby Ray's yesterday on my ribs for the first time. Love it and it tastes a lot like our Gates BBQ sauce.
    I agree with you Dutch on the sworn to secrecy on recipes!
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    Nancy R Robeyone - May 30, 2011
    Lori, I guess that is why you have not posted any recipes. Great recipe Dutch.