Recipe courtesy of Heist Brewery

BBQ Beer Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: about 3 1/2 cups
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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons small-diced onion

One 6-ounce can tomato paste 

4 teaspoons brown sugar 

1 tablespoon yellow mustard 

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 

One 28-ounce can plum tomatoes 

1/2 cup beer, such as Heist Brewery Hive Five


  1. Heat a medium to large saucepot over medium heat. Add the olive oil, garlic and onions and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste, brown sugar, yellow mustard and Worcestershire; stir together. Stir in the apple cider vinegar and simmer for 1 minute to combine the flavors. Add the canned tomatoes and beer and blend with an immersion blender. Simmer on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and the flavors have blended, about 45 minutes.