Beer and Ginger Barbecue Sauce Recipe

by katerina on July 27, 2010

Lick a drop of this barbecue sauce off of the spoon and you will experience a journey. Your lips will first pucker like they have been sucking on a lemon. But then just as fast the flavours will sweeten and warm with ginger like you just bit into a fresh ginger snap. The finish is the tanginess of a normal barbecue sauce and will leave you with a gently tingling tongue.

Now imagine coating your ribs in this and letting the sauce caramelize and burn just a little, charring edges of the meat until it is crispy.

Is the barbecue hot yet?

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Stout and Ginger Barbecue Sauce

(~1/2 cup)

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup minced onion
1 clove garlic
2 cups stout (such as Guinness)
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon hot chili flakes
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Heat a medium sauce pan to medium low and add olive oil. Smash the clove of garlic to break it. Add onion and garlic and sweat for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add beer and a bay leaf and bring to a low boil or aggressive simmer. Simmer until reduced to ~1/2 cup- 1/4 cup. This should take 30-40 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium low and stir in remaining ingredients. Cook for 5 minutes. Taste and correct for seasoning with salt and pepper.


Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 45 minutes | Total Time:60 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 375



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