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Beer and Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Beer and Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

This beer and balsamic vinegar sauce has a nice deep richness perfect for grilled or smoked chicken and beef.
Course Sauces
Cuisine American BBQ


  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 2/3 cup dark beer
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cloves dash of ground (optional)


  • Bring all ingredients in a large saucepan to almost a boil, reduce heat to low and allow sauce to simmer for 8-10 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally.
  • Once sauce has slightly thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before using. If making ahead of time, after cooling to room temperature, place into a air tight container and place into refrigerator for up to 7 days.