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Homemade Root Beer Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Summer is just around the corner and that means family get-togethers and barbecues. This homemade Root Beer Barbecue Sauce recipe is a perfect addition to any summer cookout.  Simple and inexpensive to make with loads of flavor. This free printable turns it into a fabulous gift for Father’s Day, birthdays, or a housewarming tucked into a basket of BBQ goodies.

Homemade Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

Root Beer Barbecue Sauce



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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups root beer
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1  15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. Cumin
  • 1/2-1 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1 small or medium onion, diced.
  • 2 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil

Directions:

Pour oil into saucepan over medium-high heat.

Saute until onions start to become translucent.

Add all remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 45 minutes.

homemade barbecue sauce

Let sauce cool completely, or blend half at a time, leaving a steam escape or you will have a mess!

Use a blender or an immersion blender to puree ingredients.

Simmer for an additional hour.

Cool sauce completely.

Pour into a pint sized mason jar.

Keep refrigerated for up to a month.

Homemade Root Beer Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Root Beer BBQ Sauce

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Homemade Root Beer Barbecue Sauce Recipe
 
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Tasty homemade barbecue sauce with a kick of root beer flavor. Keep refrigerated for up to a month.
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Recipe type: Sides
Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups root beer
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. Cumin
  • ½-1 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1 small or medium onion, diced.
  • 2 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
Directions:
  1. Pour oil into saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute until onions start to become translucent.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 45 minutes.
  4. Let sauce cool completely, then blend in a blender or an immersion blender to puree ingredients.
  5. Simmer for an additional hour.
  6. Cool sauce completely.
  7. Pour into a pint sized mason jar.

Decorate your jar by printing out the printable label on card stock. Print the label at 3 ½ x 5 photo size to perfectly fit a pint jar. Right click on the image below to save it or click to view the image full page and save it from there.

Barbecue Sauce Label

I used kraft paper for an aged look and cut around label and simply taped it to the front of jar. Finish by wrapping some twine or raffia around a few times before tying it off.

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Meera

Friday 13th of November 2015

How long would this sauce last?

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Wednesday 2nd of July 2014

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Wednesday 18th of June 2014

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Richard Hicks

Monday 16th of June 2014

Just the title makes it sound great. I want to try making this right away. Thanks.

Shawna O

Sunday 15th of June 2014

Your root beer barbeque sauce recipe sounds and looks delicious! Everyone in my house loves root beer and BBQ sauce so I repinned so I can make later. Thanks for sharing.