Root Beer BBQ Sauce


This root beer barbecue sauce can be used in a variety of ways — we've even put it on potatoes at my house. It's sweet and tangy with a little kick! Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
5 cups


  • 2 cups root beer

  • 2 cups ketchup

  • ½ cup no-pulp orange juice

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika

  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Mix root beer, ketchup, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, ginger, paprika, chile powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper flakes together in a saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.


You can use a cola-flavored carbonated beverage or a pepper-type soda instead of root beer if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

27 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 101mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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