I am so happy it is warming up and just dying to get to work cooking out on the grill. I decided to try a different Barbecue sauce than our typical Sweet and Zesty Garlic Barbecue Sauce we do so often. Having really no experience with beer and wanting to give and easy hickory barbecue sauce recipe a try I messaged my best friend for some help. As always her recommendation was just perfect. She suggested a yellow bear like Blue Moon so I had my husband grab some when he hit Meijer for the $2.49 a pound Angus ground chuck.
This Blue Moon Hickory Barbecue Sauce Turned out to have an amazing flavor with just the right amount of tang. This Barbecue sauce is a bit thin but thickens well out on the grill or when cooking. We used it with a batch of grilled chicken and to top one of our bison burgers. This barbecue sauce would go really well on a mushroom and onion burger
- 1 cup Blue Moon beer
- 1 cup red wine vinegar
- 9 tablespoons ketchup
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon liquid hickory smoke
Blue Moon Hickory Barbecue Sauce
:: Mix everything in a large saucepan.
:: Bring to a simmer on the stove stirring consistently for 8-10 minutes. For a slightly thicker sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes.
:: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container. This sauce has the best flavor heated.
I love an easy homemade barbucue sauce recipe packed with flavor so we have been trying some Amazing Barbecue Sauce Recipes lately and are really enjoying trying fun new flavors. If you are like us and want to try this recipe and no one in the house drinks beer you can use leftover beer for your garden so nothing goes to waste.