BoilerMaker BBQ Sauce


prep 0:10       total 0:40


2 cups



2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 md. onion, finely chopped
2 lg. garlic cloves, minced
12 oz. chile sauce
3/4 cup beer
1/4 cup unsulfured (light) molasses
3 tbsp. cider vinegar
3 tbsp. bourbon whiskey
1-1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce


Heat the oil in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and the garlic saute until tender, around 8 minutes, then reduce the heat. Add the chili sauce, molasses, beer, vinegar, whiskey and the Worcestershire sauce. Simmer until it has reduced to 2 cups, stirring occasionally, for about 25 minutes. Stir in the hot pepper sauce.

Author's Comments

This is a true all-American bbq sauce. I use it on ribs, pork chops, chicken and sometimes burgers. We just brush it on during the last 10 minutes of grilling. (Can be made 1 month ahead. Cover & chill.)

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