Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 36 mins

This is a great all purpose bbq sauce for chicken, ribs, roasts, etc.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium.
  2. Add onion and celery and saute 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add paprika, garlic and cayenne.
  4. Saute 1 minute more.
  5. Add ketchup, beer, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Simmer, uncovered, on medium-low until slightly reduced and flavors have blended, about 30 minutes.
  7. This can be prepared in advance and refrigerated or frozen.
Most Helpful

I like the little zing from this (I used a bit extra cayenne). This is a good overall BBQ sauce that could be used on just about anything you BBQ. Thanks Normaone

Tebo July 31, 2006

Hi Normaone...made your Bill's BBQ sauce today to go with my oven baked beef ribs. This BBQ sauce is just wonderful...has just the right amount of cider vinegar and beer in for tenderizing, just what i wanted for my beef, and has a wonderful flavor. The only thing I changed was I added quite a lot more garlic, cause we are garlic lovers, and I added more onion and celery, and I doubled the recipe(added 2 full bottles of beer) with the doubled recipe....Just delicious, thanx for a wonderful BBQ sauce recipe, I have already entered this one in my 5 stars folder, and plan on making this again... Thank you and keep up the good work! :-)

Kittencal@recipezazz January 17, 2004

This recipe is great! =) Not sweet like so many are. Used this to marinate chicken and it was soooo good. Thanks so much for posting!

Aroostook May 22, 2003