Root Beer BBQ Sauce

Root Beer BBQ Sauce

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Recipe by  maryyyy

“This BBQ sauce can be used a variety of ways- we've even put it on potatoes at my house! It's sweet, tangy, and has a small kick to it. The root beer can also be substituted with Dr Pepper® or Coca Cola®.”

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Original recipe yields 4 cups



  1. Stir together the root beer, ketchup, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, and molasses in a saucepan. Season with ginger, paprika, chipotle powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator up to a week.

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A good use for spare and flat root beer. It has some zip and spice to it. I didn't like the undertaste of the sauce for some reason, but it will certainly get used up. I used mexican chili powder and hungarian paprika, so perhaps that was part of the issue.



Made this over the weekend to go over some Hawaiian burgers. Everyone loved the sauce. I made mine using Dr Pepper. Next time I am going to try some cream soda.



I usually try a recipe to the LETTER before making a review, however I did not have any orange juice at the time I needed to make the sauce, I had only apple juice, so that is what I used..It turned out FANTASTIC.. Absolutely love the sauce..This is now going to ba staple sauce in my home. For those who like a thicker sauce (I like this just the way it is, using apple juice instead, have not tried with orange juice), BUT if you like a thicker sauce just add a bit of corn starch to reach your level of thickness, but seriously I do feel it needs to be thicker.. LOVE this sauce..

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 67 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 382 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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