About 10 years ago, I wanted to make my own BBQ sauce. I found a simple recipe with 5 ingredients, in an old magazine and since then, it has evolved into the following.
NOTE: * I also use dark soda, like a high end micro-brewed root beer (regular dark soda will work as well, like cola); any type of beer will; the darker the better. —MariGarrett
Kona Brewing Company’s Kona Coffee Pipeline Porter*
fresh lemon juice
packed dark brown sugar (can be light or golden brown as well)
Worcestershire sauce (equals: 1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons)
sriracha or other hot sauce or to taste (can also use a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce or just the adobo sauce)
dry ground ginger
cloves garlic, crushed/mashed (1 Tbsp jarred crushed garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder also works)
In This Recipe
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low (temperature of stove may vary) and simmer, stirring frequently.
Cook until sauce is reduced to about 3 cups and the consistency of barbeque sauce; in an airtight container, sauce can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.