Root Beer BBQ Sauce

This sweet and tangy Root Beer BBQ Sauce has a slight kick to it. Use on everything—even potatoes!

Root Beer BBQ Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 cups Root Beer
  • 2 cups Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice (no pulp)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 1 tsp Ginger, ground
  • 1 tsp Hot Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chipotle Chile Powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes


  • Stir together root beer, ketchup, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, and molasses in a saucepan.
    Making Root Beer BBQ Sauce
  • Season with ginger, paprika, chipotle powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.