Root Beer BBQ Sauce


1 Cup root beer
1 Cup ketchup
1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 Cup orange juice
3 Tbsp Worcestershire Powder
1-1/2 Tbsp (packed) dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp mild-flavored (light) molasses
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder


Combine all ingredients in heavy medium saucepan. Stir occasionally while you bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Once sauce comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until volume is reduced to about 1-1/2 cups, about 15 – 20 minutes. Sample the sauce and adjust the seasonings to your personal taste with salt and pepper.

Once sauce is the flavor and thickness you prefer, remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool slightly before transferring to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate sauce until ready for serving.

Make ahead: This barbecue sauce can be made up to 2 weeks ahead; just be sure to keep refrigerated until you’re ready to use it.

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