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blackbear's grilling sauce

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Dana Ramsey
Somewhere in, PA

This is my husband's recipe, and he finally gave it to me to share. It is so yummy I could drink it right out of the container! This sauce goes well with pork, steak, and chicken! It takes some time to reduce it, but it is worth it. I hope you will give it a try. The above ingredients will be enough for 10-14 pounds of chosen meat. However, you can grill smaller batches of meat and put the remaining sauce in the fridge. This sauce can be a little spicy so if you don't like hot then either reduce or eliminate the peppers. You will still have a great-tasting sauce without the heat.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This versatile homemade barbecue sauce is delicious. The grilling sauce is sweet with a slight kick. It will enhance any meat it's used on (chicken, steak, pork, etc). About halfway through the cooking process, we started to baste the chicken with the sauce. As the meat cooks, the sauce gets sticky and slightly caramelizes. This sauce will be a tasty way to enhance summer cookouts. Voted Members' Choice!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 4 cup(s)
prep time 23 Hr 25 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For blackbear's grilling sauce

  • 4 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 md
    green pepper, chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly ground gourmet peppercorns
  • 6
    chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce, diced
  • 2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 4 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    dark chili powder
  • 1 c
  • 12 oz
    beer of choice (lager or pilsner)
  • 1 c
    low-sodium spicy V8 juice
  • 1/2 c
    reduced sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How To Make blackbear's grilling sauce

Test Kitchen Tips
We only used 3 chipotle peppers. Adjust to suit your tastebuds.
  • Saute green peppers, garlic, and onions in a saucepan with oil.
    Heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan on medium heat. Add the green peppers, garlic, and onions. Cook until tender.
  • Remaining ingredients combined in a large bowl.
    In a large mixing bowl combine salt, pepper, chipotle peppers, dry mustard, brown sugar, chili powder, smoked paprika, and ketchup. Add beer, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Liquid ingredients added to the saucepan with the green peppers and onions.
    Pour the mixture into the saucepan with onions, peppers, and garlic.
  • Simmering the sauce.
    Simmer until sauce has reduced to 1 quart. Stir to keep from burning. Chill and refrigerate.
  • Basting chicken with Blackbear's Grilling Sauce.
    Use and enjoy the next day and thereafter.