I love making bbq sauce. It always seems to have so much more flavour than a store bought one. And I’m able to put ingredients into it that I like the flavour of. My latest addition is coffee. I make it with fine strong espresso, brewed with a Vietnamese coffee maker. This makes a very concentrated coffee solution and adds another flavour layer to the sauce.


BBQ Sauce


  • 1 dark beer such as a Guinness
  • 1 c ketchup
  • 1/2 c worcesterchire sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbp paprika
  • 2 tbs smoked paprika
  • 4-6 tbs molasses
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 5 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 heaping tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce chopped up fine
  • 1/2 c concentrated coffee


  • Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes and then place into hot and cleaned canning jar.


For the adobo peppers, I like to divvy up a can into small snack bags and throw in the freezer. I find chopping frozen peppers makes for a nicer chop than straight out of the can.
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2 thoughts on “BBQ SAUCE

  1. Hey Tracy Rose! Thanks for sharing your recipe for the delicious BBQ sauce
    That we enjoyed last night at Carol’s 🙂
    Is the recipe for the nummy baked beans on here somewhere too?
    Was a pleasure meeting you and hubby and the food was delightful ! Job well done :). Judy … Friend of Carol B

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