Rating: 4.5 stars
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The ultimate mans BBQ sauce! This is my husband's favorite BBQ sauce and has become a favorite for anyone I have ever made this for. A delicious healthier twist on traditional BBQ sauce! The carrots add a hint of sweetness and you won't even know they're there! Great starting point for quick and easy meals (see notes) or seal it in a mason jar for an impressive homemade gift.


Recipe Summary

1 hr 30 mins
8 hrs
9 hrs 45 mins
15 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir beer and jalapenos together in a glass of ceramic bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.n

  • Stir beer mixture, ketchup, vinegar, honey, onion, carrots, lemon juice, black pepper, and mustard together in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until flavors combine, about 1 1/2 hours.n

  • Blend ketchup mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. Sauce will thicken as it cools.n

Cook's Notes:

The carrots might seem weird, but they add sweetness without having to add sugar. You may substitute 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar for the honey and carrots.

If you don not like your BBQ sauce spicy, simply leave out the jalapenos.

This recipe is perfect for making pulled pork sandwiches! Simply pour over a pork roast and let cook on Low for 8 hours in a slow cooker. Shred the roast and put on buns for a laughably easy and delicious mid week meal!

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 36.3g; fat 0.5g; sodium 700.5mg. Full Nutrition