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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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2018
I used New Belgium 1554 and it turned out fantastic. Was pleased it wasn't too hot as others frequently have a problem with that. Has a great zing! Read More
3 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2018
I used New Belgium 1554 and it turned out fantastic. Was pleased it wasn't too hot as others frequently have a problem with that. Has a great zing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2017
This turned out good. A little sweet but good. I really liked the beer/jalapeno combo and the way the flavors came through. Next time I will cut back on the honey which will make the sauce thinner but I'm okay with that. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2016
I used a dark Finnegan turned out great. I am a wimp with spicy so I removed a lot of the jalapeno seeds but still kept about a third of then. brought it to work and had to make a couple more for people who wanted to bring it home. Will try it spicier next time. Definitely not too sweat and the beer flavor was not over powering. great recipe. Read More
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