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Backyard BBQ Sauce


Prep Time: 30 Minutes  |  Cook Time: 2 Hours


This recipe will make a thin sauce and it will take up to 120 minutes to reduce down. For a thicker sauce you can cut the amount of beer in half and eliminate the tomato juice.

2 cups ketchup
1 can beer (dark is best, but any beer will work)
8 oz tomato juice
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cup honey
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 onion (finely chopped)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 lemons (juiced)
2 tablespoons butter


Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat, then add the chopped onion and minced garlic and heat until the pieces are translucent.

Add the remaining ingredients to the sauce pan and mix thoroughly with a whisk. At the first sign of boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer until the desired thickness (about 2 hours). Stir regularly to prevent burning. Allow to cool completely. For best results refrigerate overnight and reheat prior to use.