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Copycat Tony Roma's Blue Ridge Smokies Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Mike


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar I substituted Sugar in the Raw
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil while stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer, stirring often, for 30 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Sauce gets better when refrigerated overnight. Warm slightly before using.