Friday, June 4, 2010

Caramelized Onion BBQ Sauce

With Father's Day coming up and grills getting fired up, I thought I'd share my homemade BBQ sauce. It's really the onions that make it soooo good, just be sure to chop them up finely. This sauce is really good on cheeseburgers, chicken, ribs or pork. I'll sometimes make a double or triple batch and store it in mason jars in fridge or give as a gift.

Saute in pot:
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon margarine

Once onions are soft and starting to brown, add in:
1 bottle beer
1 can Coke
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco

- Bring to boil, then turn down to simmer for about 30 minutes
- Stir frequently to ensure the onions don't stick to bottom or burn
- Reduces down to make about 2 cups of sauce
- Tip: You can use any type of beer and/or different pop (like Root Beer or Dr. Pepper)


  1. this sounds delish. thanks for sharing alison!

  2. Alison, this is *amazing* - made one batch - and it's gone. Going to make more - and yes, this time I will triple the batch.

  3. Alison, this sounds really good! I never would have thought to put beer in there. My husband doesn't really enjoy the taste of beer. Can you taste it in the sauce or is it just kind of a background flavor?

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