You will never go back to store bought bbq sauce after making your own. This version is easy to make and will last all summer stored in the refrigerator…if all your friends don’t take it first! The Speakeasy Brewing Payback Smoked Porter has the perfect amount of roasted malt, mild caramel and chocolate malt undertones to really enhance this sauce.
This base sauce is suitable to most tastes. You can always adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. If you like your sauce sweeter, you can add more sugar or even prune juice for a deeper flavor. By the same token, you can add or delete red pepper flakes to make it more or less spicy. Experiment and have fun.
2 cups beef broth
16 oz Speakeasy Brewing Payback Smoked Porter
6 oz tomato paste
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp kosher salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.
2. Simmer on low, approximately 1 1/2 hours uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Add water if it becomes too thick. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn.
4. Refrigerate in a covered jar for up to six months.
Makes 4 cups.