Root Beer BBQ Sauce

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
8 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 cups root beer
  • 4 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
Directions
  • Boil the root beer in an 8-quart saucepot over high heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes.

  • Lower the heat to a medium-low and add the ketchup, brown sugar, cider vinegar, pepper, ground ginger and salt. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce reaches the desired thickness, another 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Chill in the refrigerator until fully cooled.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

Cook's Note: Reduce the sauce to your desired thickness, but understand that the more you reduce the sauce, the more intense the flavor will be.


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