Root Beer BBQ Sauce
Easy homemade BBQ sauce perfect for dipping, slathering on sandwiches or dousing on burgers! Root Beer BBQ Sauce gets a rich flavor from the root beer added to the sauce! What will you pile this barbecue sauce on first?
Root Beer BBQ Sauce
This easy root beer bbq sauce recipe is delicious and the perfect recipe for slathering on your pork chops, sandwiches, burgers and for dipping your chicken strips in! I love that rich flavor you get from the root beer instead of using a cola for the sauce. I bet you have all the ingredients in your pantry to make this root beer barbecue sauce too!
Personally, I’m picturing it slathering on this hamburger with cheese, onion rings and bacon! Who’s with me?
Of course it would be great on chicken drumsticks and pork chops too!
Really, the possibilities are endless.
I have a confession.
This is the FIRST homemade BBQ sauce that I’ve ever made. Usually I just grab my favorite store bought BBQ sauce and use that, but I was feeling like an overachiever and decided to make a homemade root beer BBQ sauce this time.
Whhhhhy did I wait this long?
Instead of it being long, complicated and hard to make. It was easy, delicious and the only thing I had to go buy was the root beer! Plus, I knew what was in the barbecue sauce 😉
The deep flavor from adding that root beer into this sauce took it over the top!
Root Beer Barbecue Sauce
Now, I’m picturing all the different flavors of BBQ Sauce I can whip up!
If you have a favorite you want me to make comment on this post and let me know. I’ll do my best to make that one next!
Personally, I want a Texas Style, Hawaiian, Dr. Pepper, and I even saw a Balsamic BBQ Sauce.
Balsamic is my love language. I love that stuff!
Although, it’s kind of one of those love or hate things isn’t it? There’s really no in between on like balsamic or hating it. It’s either or!
Apparently there’s white BBQ sauces? Never had one, should I?
I grilled chicken thighs and shredded them to make Pulled Chicken Sliders and then bathed them in this root beer BBQ sauce.
They were so delicious! Perfect for when you don’t want to heat the house up.
Plus, they would be perfect for making for guests. Think backyard party this summer. Who doesn’t love one of those?
Ingredients to Make Root Beer BBQ Sauce
- Olive oil
- Yellow onion
- Root beer
- Unsulfured molasses
- Lemon juice fresh
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
How to Make Root Beer BBQ Sauce
This root beer barbecue sauce is so simple to make and I bet you might even have all the ingredients in your pantry!
First, grab a sauce plan and heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in your finely diced yellow onion and cook until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
Then dump in the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
See I told you this Root Beer BBQ Sauce was so easy and packs a punch of flavor!
You can easily make this ahead of time and store in airtight container in fridge for 3-5 days.
More BBQ Recipes
- 30 Minute Homemade BBQ Sauce
- Easy Homemade Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce
- Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce
- Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce
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Root Beer BBQ Sauce
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 c. yellow onion finely diced
- 2/3 c. ketchup
- 1/2 c. root beer
- 2 Tbp unsulfured molasses
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice fresh
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Warm the olive oil over medium heat in saucepan. Add the onion and cook until softened and transclucent, about 3-5 minutes; stirring occasionally.
- Stir in remaining sauce ingredients. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Simmer until slightly thickened about 10-15 minutes.
- Serve over your favorite sandwiches, dunk chicken strips in or enjoy any way you can!
- Store in airtight container in fridge for 3-5 days.
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