St. Paddy’s Day Guinness BBQ Sauce Recipe

St. Paddy’s Day Guinness BBQ Sauce Recipe

So I have come to the realization that ManBQue is a drinking club with an eating problem, and not the Tracey Gold kind of eating problem. Actually, the complete opposite. A Manbque man can’t simply sit down and have a beer, no, his mind wanders, thinking what food would pair perfectly with said beer. Not realizing the problem, the Manbque man goes a step further and wonders what recipe can be made with the delicious beer he’s enjoying. The simple explanation is that good beer is good beer but good beer can also be great beer to cook with. Case in point, Guinness. Yes, they’re are a lot of excellent stouts out there, but Guinness is the most consistant and it’s great to cook with to cook with.

This St. Paddy’s Day, before you drink enough green beer to get that ridiculous green moustache that you’ll be wearing the rest of the day, whip up this simple sauce recipe to impress your friends. Hell, maybe if you show up to the party with this Guinness BBQ sauce you don’t have to bring anymore beer and you can drink everybody else’s since your recipe is essentially a perfect hybrid of delicious beer and food. So if you bring this recipe, you have won. What exactly you have won is unclear, but you’re just a few green pints and Jameson shots away from not even caring or remembering these thoughts and questions.

Make this St. Paddy’s Day Guinness BBQ Sauce Recipe, you fool. Do it!

The Setup

1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium sweet diced onion
1/4 c black strap molasses
1 14.9 oz can of Guinness stout beer
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1 15oz can tomato puree
1 tsp ground arbol chile
1 tbsp of brown sugar
1 tsp of kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin


1. in a medium saucepan over medium heat add the olive oil and saute the onion for 5 minutes or until translucent.
2. Add the molasses, beer, vinegar and tomato puree then stir to combine
3. Add spices and stir
4. Allow sauce to simmer between 20-25 minutes, making sure to stir occasionally
5. When ready the sauce should have a thick consistency

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