Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rootbeer BBQ Sauce

Upper 70's and a light wind made all the grills come out this afternoon in the neighborhood.  I had ribs in a brine last night and started in the crockpot so all I had to do was take them out and put on the grill to soak in bbq sauce and grill until the edges were a nice crisp sugar crunch and the top soaking into the rib meat which was ready to fall off the bones.  I created a new recipe for the sauce using rootbeer.  I had gotten a 2-liter bottle as a part of a free promotion and it was sitting unused so it was time to put it to work.



             
                             Rootbeer BBQ Sauce

   1      cup           rootbeer
   1      cup           ketchup
   1/4   cup           molasses
   2      tbsp          dark brown sugar
   1/2   tsp            garlic powder
   1/2   tsp           onion powder
   1/4   tsp           ginger
   1/4   tsp           red pepper flakes


Mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan.  Heat until it starts to
thicken.