Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
This week marks the first ever Texas Barbecue Week! So, I thought in honor of this very delicious week, I would share a sauce that I created based on inspiration from Lady Behind the Curtain and Picture Perfect Meals. This sauce combines two of our favorite things: bacon and beer! I used Rahr and Sons Texas Red Amber Lager for this recipe, but you could use any amber beer. Or experiment with other beer varieties for a little bit different flavor.
Beer and Bacon BBQ Sauce
If you don’t already have bacon grease on hand (I usually save some to refrigerate after making bacon for breakfast), fry up 3-4 pieces of bacon. Reserve two ounces of bacon grease and save the bacon for later use (or eat as one of the perks of being the cook!).
Using a dutch oven or other large pot, saute onion in the bacon grease. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cook until translucent.
Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Add tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, and paprika to the onion mixture and cook for 1 minutes.
Pour in beer, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and mustard.
Bring to a boil. Once at a steady boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Turn off heat. Utilize the immersion blender and mix until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.
Ladle the sauce into the jars, leaving 1/4 inch of head space. Remove any air bubbles if necessary. Wipe the rims clean and seal tightly with the lids.
Process the jars for 20 minutes in boiling water bath.
This sounds so good and different!
Thanks Cynthia! 🙂
The BBQ sauce sounds wonderful! Bacon grease and beer is such a great idea to use in the sauce.
Thanks Suzanne! Glad you like it. 🙂
Yum! Yum! Yum! How can this not be good? Thanks for the link, and I’m definitely bookmarking this one for later. 🙂
Thanks Lisa!! And thank YOU for calling my attention to the fact that it is Texas Barbecue Week! 🙂
Texas bbq week?! Sounds delicious already!
I know…right!! Yum, Yum!
Yum! I like that you can process this recipe. The biggest reason I shy away from homemade BBQ and ketchup is that I never finish it before the jar goes bad, and the recipes don’t always come with processing time/instructions so I’m a little nervous about relying on preservation. Looking forward to some smoky sweet goodness!
We’re in the same boat, Alicia! Love making my own condiments but really big on being able to process them so that they last. And I’ll be posting a homemade ketchup recipe later this summer complete with processing instructions!! 🙂
How much fun Kenley, I immediately forwarded it to my BBQ and bacon lovin son, I bet you will be famous with all his buddies now! I can’t wait to try this, the way to a man’s heart…..bacon and bbq! 🙂
Oh I hope your son enjoys!! And yes indeed — bacon and bbq and the man is yours. 😉 (Oh and making a good pie too! That’s actually how my husband fell in love with me we like to joke. )
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Delish! You are a canning machine lately! Very impressive 🙂 We should schedule a canning meet up soon. If not, fall apple butter canning day? Yes please!
Thanks Sarah! Oh my…canning up the wazzoo! And doing small batches of things so that we don’t break the bank before our garden is ready to grow all this stuff ourselves. 😉
I think a canning meet up soon sounds like a really great idea. Let’s email some details. 🙂
I always like a beer based bar b que sauce, and with you being a Texas gal, I know this one will be tasty.
Thank you, Kenley, for your kind reference last week.
Thanks Lulu! Us Texas gals gotta stick together– especially when it comes to BBQ. 😉
And it was my pleasure!
🙂 this sounds very good Kenley! 🙂
Thanks Ingrid! 🙂
Dear Kenley, this recipe it’s awesome, I’ll give it a try soon, thank you for sharing! It sounds great!
Have a lovely day! 🙂
Thanks Cristina! Let me know if you try it!
Have a great day as well! 🙂
I can imagine having this with all the gorgeous meat. yummmm!
Thanks Danny! Quite yum! 🙂
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