Spicy Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

Spicy Root Beer Barbecue Sauce
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: about 3 cups (48 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
17 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 3 cups (48 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 8mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you can use cola in a barbecue sauce, why not root beer? This sauce is fantastic on poultry and pork and adds a slightly sweet and mildly spicy flavor to your barbecue.


  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use less if preferred)
  • salt to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool. This sauce can keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Either use sauce as a baste or table sauce.