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Homemade BBQ sauce recipe easy

Homemade Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce

Bursting with flavor, this one's sweet, smoky, & even a little spicy!
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 16 ounces beer dark or lager works best, but any beer will work
  • 1 1/2 c organic kechup
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 4 T honey
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c molasses unsulfured
  • 2 t pepper
  • 1 t liquid smoke
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • Coarse salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat stove to medium heat and add olive oil
  • Add onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes
  • Add a splash of the beer to deglaze bits from bottom of pan
  • When beer stops intense foaming, add remaining beer a simmer until reduced by half
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir until fully combined
  • Simmer until desired thickness
  • Turn off heat and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth (carefully, sauce will be hot)
  • Taste to adjust any spices
  • Cool completely and store for up to 2 weeks