Orange Beer Barbeque Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I started looking for a good barbeque sauce when I found my children doing inappropriate things with some store-bought stuff that we had left in the fridge. I made this one up, drawing particular inspiration from Orange Maple Barbecue Sauce, which I really liked, but I wanted something beer based. They still use it on toast and other breakfast items, but I prefer it on pulled pork shoulder and beef brisket. I used a homebrewed doppelbock for the beer ingredient, chosen because the batch failed to carbonate in the bottles and I haven't fixed it yet. I think you could use almost any beer with a lot of flavor. I'd like to try it with a stout or a wheat beer that complements the citrus. If you find your children dipping crackers in it, at least you know it's not half corn syrup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in a medium saucepan cook the onion and garlic in the oil until soft.
  2. deglaze with the beer, add all the remaining ingredients. bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
  3. puree using an immersion blender or transfer to a regular blender in batches. return to a boil for around 10 minutes, until thickened and slightly reduced.
Most Helpful

Sorry. Didnt taste like bbq sauce at all. Followed recipe exactly as posted. poured it all out :(

Adenna October 26, 2010