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Guinness Barbecue Sauce - A Family Feast

Guinness Barbecue Sauce

Recipe adapted from

Yield: 2 cups 1x
Prep: 5Cook: 15Total: 20 minutes


2 cups Guinness ale

1 star anise

1 cup ketchup

1/4 cup whole grain Dijon mustard (we used Maille)

1/3 cup honey

2 tablespoons hot sauce (we used Cholula)

2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


In a medium saucepan, boil the Guinness and star anise over high heat until reduced by half.

Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. (In our experience making this recipe, this sauce never got to a super thick consistency.)

Remove saucepan from heat and cool.  Remove star anise from the sauce and discard.

Use this Guinness Barbecue Sauce in our recipe for Guinness Barbecued Pork Tips.

Pour extra sauce into a lidded jar or other container with a tight cover. Store refrigerated for up to one week.

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