Faux Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce

Faux Sweet Baby Ray's Bbq Sauce

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Dutch Reyveld


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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
20 Min



  • 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

How to Make Faux Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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About Faux Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce

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

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