Monday, May 6, 2013

Cooking with Beer - Spicy Beer Barbecue Sauce

A beerific twist on barbecue sauce that adds zippy tang to any meat dish.  I like it on grilled chicken or on my Barbecue Bacon Meatloaf or Dry Rub Baby Back Ribs.

A darker beer will produce a richer more flavorful sauce.  I used a bottle of my husband's home brewed nut brown ale.  Yum!

Spicy Beer Barbecue Sauce

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Medium Onion, Minced
1/3 Cup Celery, Minced
1 Tablespoon Garlic, Minced
1 Tablespoon Hot Hungarian Paprika
3/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
3/4 Cup Ketchup
1/2 Cup Beer
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Over medium heat, warm oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 

Saute onion and celery until translucent  about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, paprika and cayenne; cook for about 1 minute.

Process in a food process or a blender until smooth and return to pan.

Add ketchup, beer, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. 

Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes, until sauce has thickened.  

Make ahead and store for up to a week in the refrigerator.

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