Spicy Honey Beer Barbecue Sauce

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Red lager_icon
Red lager
Honey beer_icon
Honey beer
  • Difficulty 1
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 35 mins
  • Makes 1-1/2 cups (375 mL)
  • Difficulty 1
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 35 mins
  • Makes 1-1/2 cups (375 mL)
Grab your basting brush, because you’re going to be slathering this sauce on all your grilled proteins from here on out. Honey-sweet with a bit of tangy fire, it mellows beautifully on the grill, so it’s your best bet for fall-off-the-bone pork or beef ribs, chicken and tofu. Try brushing it over burgers just before you take them off the grill to create a satisfying glaze.


  • 1 341 mL bottle red lager
  • 1 cup (250 mL) ketchup
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) liquid honey
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 1-1/2 tsp (5 to 7.5 mL) Asian chili paste, such as sambal oelek (see tip)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) pepper
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) Dijon mustard


  1. 1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together red lager, ketchup, honey, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili paste, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper and mustard. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. 2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered and stirring often to prevent sticking, until thickened, 30 to 35 minutes.


  • Looking for an easy way to cook tender, juicy ribs without heating up the kitchen for hours? Pour 1 cup (250 mL) water into a pressure cooker and arrange seasoned ribs on the rack inside. Cook at high pressure for 20 to 25 minutes, then let the pressure release naturally. Voila: tender ribs that are ready to be slathered with your delicious sauce and finished on the barbecue.

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  1. Cynthia Moreau says:

    Love this sauce. 🙂