Start with a base of purchased BBQ sauce, add soy sauce, and brown sugar and balsalmic vinegar. Heat to blend to taste. Coffee adds a great base note to many soups and sauces.
If you want to build from scratch, you need to make a tomato bbq sauce, then add the other ingredients.
Liquid smoke, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes.
The final consistency needs to be sticky so it sticks to the meat.
Sharp and Sweet.
When all else fails, reach for the Sweet Baby Ray’s from your local grocery.