Root Beer BBQ Sauce or Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce

Posted by francis keyser Thursday, March 26, 2009
Taste Level: VG
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: (N/A)
Prep Time: 1-5 min.
Cook time: 5-10 min.
Difficulty: 1

Zo and I are eating leftovers tonight so I decided to put up this BBQ sauce. We had an invite from Zo's Uncle and Aunt to come over soon for a BBQ. They asked if we could bring some of the BBQ sauce we made for July 4th last year.

This sauce comes from a few weeks of trial and error. We were having BBQ sandwiches and had no BBQ sauce. We decided we would make our own and after many failures we were sick of the smell, taste and look of BBQ sauce. Finally we created this one and we are pretty darn proud of it.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp Chile Powder
1/2 tsp cumin
2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup root beer (we really like Henry Winard's or Dad's for this recipe)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp fresh crack pepper
1/4 tsp liquid smoke (mesquite)
(Alternately for Coca-cola BBQ sauce substitute Coca-cola or Cherry Coke in lieu of Root beer and add an additional 1 tsp of red wine vinegar)

In a small sauce pan warm olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, Chile powder and cumin and cook for 30 seconds while constantly whisking. Whisk in the remaining ingredients and cook uncovered stirring often for 5 minutes (or until thickened.) The root beer BBQ sauce is really good on beef ribs and the Coke one is really good on Pork rips. BBQ sauces are also good on other BBQed items such as chicken and BBQ sandwiches.

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