Sweet, savory, tangy and ever-so-easy, our beer barbecue sauce goes with everything grillable and is open to experimentation: Pour in a porter when you're cooking beef, an amber ale for chicken, and something fruity when you're working with pork.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄3 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons garlic
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups ketchup
- 2 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄3 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
- 1 cup beer
In a saucepot over medium-high heat, add the oil, onion and garlic; cook until the onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, honey Dijon, molasses, brown sugar, salt, pepper and hot sauce; bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the sauce from heat and add the beer, . For a smoother sauce, strain out the onions or pulse in a blender.