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Spicy Beer-Infused BBQ Sauce

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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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9 h 45 m servings 151
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Stir beer and jalapenos together in a glass of ceramic bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 151 calories; 0.5 36.3 1.7 0 701 Full nutrition

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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!

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 thinn...

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...