Rootin' Tooin' Sweet & Sassy Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Shhhh. The secret ingredient in this quick cooking sauce is root beer! This is a sweeter style sauce, but still very versatile. Stir into pulled pork for BBQ style sandwiches, use as a glaze on grilled chicken breasts or even wings. It is ideal for last minute gifting. Presented in a canning jar with a silcone basting brush or grilling tools it makes a nice hostess gift. Created for the Craze-E Contest --Gift Ideas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients into small saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil & then reduce to a simmer. Cook until thickened approx 15-20 minutes.
  3. Use immediately or store in refrigerator tightly sealed after chilling.
Most Helpful

3 5

The recipe was reduced by half, using an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. The root beer happened to be sugar free and the sugar was reduced by approximately 1/3. The full amount of sugar would have made this way to sweet for us. The sauce was thick and delicious on barbecued salmon burgers. Good luck in the contest.

5 5

This is a very nice sauce and I look forward to finding various ways to use it! :) I halved the recipe, using an 8 oz can sauce, only 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 Tbsp vinegar (instead of 1 1/2 T). Otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

After reading the other reviews I used less brown sugar. I used the sauce to baste pork tenderloins and grilled on the bbq. It was yummy. Thanks Susie :) Made for PAC Fall 2011