Wyatt Earp wrote:Well I made the KC clone. Not bad bud the paste still really stands out. I took out the corn syrup and instead substituted 1 cup brown sugar for a little more body and sweetness. It was definitely an improvement but can still taste the paste base. Should I simmer more than 45 minutes? IS there another base besides catsup or paste? I have to come up with something because there is no such thing as BBQ sauce in Europe that actually tastes good!
its funny you should say that, i tried making my first BBQ sauce yday and found it totally overpowered by the tomato sauce as well! i am also finding it really difficult to get my hands on liquid smoke and i think that the smokey flavour might be exactly whats needed to take away the sweet taste of tomato!
when i get paid next thurdsay im going to order some liquid smoke from the states and have it shipped in to see if that makes a difference, in the mean time im going to use less sugar and half the quantity of tomato sauce to see if it makes a difference!