Recipe courtesy of Food Fix

Root Beer BBQ Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 cups
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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 


  1. Boil the root beer in an 8-quart saucepot over high heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator until fully cooled.

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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