- 1/3 cup beer
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon liquid hickory smoke
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper (ground)
Stir ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a high simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for an additional 8-10 minutes. Stir often and watch for burning. Adjust heat accordingly.
Remove from heat and let cool for 15-20 minutes before using.
Store unused sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation. Warm slightly before using.