Beer barbecue sauce with molasses – let summer begin!

Servings: Makes 1 1/2 cups serving(s)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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This homemade beer barbecue sauce with molasses is simple and so flavourful. Use it on chicken, steak, vegetables, whatever. It’s great for oven “barbecuing” too.

This is that last day of school for my kids so the official kick off to summer in my books. The occasion calls for a summer barbecue to celebrate two months of freedom and a break from the morning rush.

This beer barbecue sauce recipe came from my Uncle George decades ago. He was very into grilling and we were not so this recipe helped us along. I can’t say we ever became a family of barbecue aficionado but our meals made on the grill could pass with a push.

How to cook chicken on the barbecue using indirect heat:

I have always felt out of my element cooking with the barbecue so more often than not default to “oven” barbecuing. I suspect the distance between the kitchen and the barbecue is much to blame since all of that running back and forth to manage things cooking in both places is often more effort than it’s worth. Still, I have somewhat mastered the art of indirect cooking on our backyard grill. It’s a wonderful method for half chickens and is more relaxing since there is no need to hover over the flames. Instead you simply heat the grill to medium, turn off one side, place the chicken on the “off” side and close the lid. There is a little moving and flipping required from time to time since the side of the bird closest to the heat cooks more quickly but still, it’s fairly low maintenance.

When the chicken is pretty much cooked through I apply a few layers of this sauce during the final 10 minutes or so of cooking.

Tip:

To change up this recipe use different types of beer. We have always made beer barbecue sauce with a locally brewed lager but I had a note from someone who tried it with a sturdy stout beer and had great success.

Beer Barbecue Sauce with Molasses

  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (look for gluten-free if nexessary)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup beer
  1. Saute the onion in 1 Tbsp. of oil until soft. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 10-20 minutes. (Sauce will thicken as it cools.)
  2. Brush barbecue sauce on grillables during the last few minutes of grilling.

Nutritional info: Per Tbsp. Calories: 24, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 29.5 mg, Carbs: 5.4 g, Sugar: 3.3 g

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57 thoughts on “Beer barbecue sauce with molasses – let summer begin!

  1. David White says:

    Can I get a hard copy of the new Book mailed to me?

    1. Bridget says:

      We’d be pleased to send you a copy. Just email me your mailing address to bridget.oland@crosbys.com. Thanks!

    2. TERRY says:

      > HI,Could i also have a book sent to me.Thank you . TERRY POULIOT
      61 BOURBONNAIS
      COTEAU DU LAC
      J0P1B0

      1. Bridget Oland says:

        Hi Terry, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook.

        1. Holly Robbins says:

          How much are your books? I would like to have one also Thankyou
          Holly Robbins
          Box 42 Nakina On
          p0t 2h0
          Canada

          1. Hi Holly – We’ll get a cookbook in the mail to you. (Free of charge)

    3. Colleen Patton says:

      Wondering if I could get a hardcopy of the cookbook

      1. Lynn Purdy says:

        Colleen, PLease provide us with your mailing address and we will send you a copy of the cook book. I am sure you will enjoy all the recipes

  2. HJ.Martell says:

    Hi,could I also get a hard copy mailed to me please.Thank you.

    HJ.Martell
    3547 East Bay Highway,
    Cape Breton.B1J 1A4.

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi — We’ll put one in the mail today!

      1. corey says:

        > Hi can I have a hard copy as well please?
        c.hallett
        140 beatty st
        Woodstock nb
        E7M 6A3

        thanks

        1. Bridget Oland says:

          Hi Corey,
          The BBQ book was created as an e-book only so we don’t have printed copies. Sorry.

          1. Gemma Roy says:

            I have a hard time to find the BIG jugs of Crosby’s molasses. Sometimes our Sobey’s in West SJ has it. The small 1 L only last a week or so with us. We love the molasses. It is also very healthy for us; wish more people would use this instead of sugar…We are 3rd generation of people who really like MOLASSES, but only Crosby’s will do. Any recipe book would be appreciated. G. Roy 609 Harding St. W. SJ E2M 3M2

          2. Bridget Oland says:

            Hi Gemma, Sobeys in our area should be well stocked with the 5 kg jugs so be sure to ask the store manager if you don’t see it on the shelf. We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our cookbook.

  3. Shirley Mac Pherson says:

    Could I please have one also?
    2146 Broughton Road
    Birch Grove
    NS
    b1b1m9

  4. Joy Hanson says:

    Could I get a copy of the book mailed to me as well?

    Joy Hanson
    83 Beardsley Road
    Woodstock
    NB E7M 4C8

    Thank you

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Joy – we’d be happy to send you a copy.

  5. Joan Kenny Williams says:

    Hi I would love to have a book sent to me .Those ribs looks so delicious.
    Thank you in advance
    Joan Kenny Williams
    75 Pine Lane
    Quispamsis NB
    e2g1x7

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Joan, we’ll send one right along. The ribs aren’t in the book though, just on the blog.

  6. shirley says:

    Can I get hard copy of this also
    Shirley mcfeters
    35 g Joseph Young st
    Dartmouth, NS
    B3A 4S6
    canada

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Shirley,
      We’d be happy to send you a copy of our family Favourites cookbook. Watch for it in the mail…

  7. Lorraine says:

    Hi Bridget,
    I would love to have a book sent to me as well. Thank you,

    Lorraine R. Bernard
    1070 Hwy 537, P.B.38,
    Wahnapitae, Ontario
    P0M 3C0

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Lorraine, We’ll get a book in the mail to you within the next couple of weeks.

  8. SHARON THIBODEAU says:

    would love copy of book
    SHARON THIBODEAU
    3 CHEMIN WHIPPLE
    VAL DES MONTS, QUEBEC J8N 5A1
    THANK U

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Sharon,
      We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook.

  9. Norma Poirier says:

    Bridget I would also love to have a hard copy.
    66 Apache Crs.
    Leduc, Alberta
    T9E 4Z4

    1. Hi Norma, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook. Watch for it in the mail.

  10. Carole Pucci says:

    Would love a hard copy. Ms. Carole Pucci, 23 Falvo Street, Maple, Ontario, Canada, L6A 4A6

    Thank you.

  11. Alice s00 says:

    Hi can I get a hard copy of the new Book mailed to me?
    8158 168st, surrey,BC
    Canada,v4n 5k6

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Alice, Is it our Family Favourites cookbook you’re looking for? The BBQ Book is an eBook only so we don’t have printed copies. Please let me know.

  12. Bonnie Marks says:

    Just noticing there is a book. I’d love to have a copy.

    45 Monaco Drive
    Rothesay, NB
    E2E 2N9

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Bonnie, We’ll get a book in the mail to you within the next couple of weeks.

  13. Lisa Madic says:

    Would love a book too.

    1393 Bruce Rd 15
    Tiverton, On, Canada
    N0G 2T0

    1. Hi Lisa, We’ll get a copy of the book in the mail to you.

  14. Nicole Farrell says:

    I would a book as well. Thanks in advance. Will surely be making the bbq sauce from the blog and excited to see what’s in the book.
    11 Mortem Dr.
    Burton, NB
    E2V 0K1

    1. Hi Nicole, Thanks, we’ll get a copy in the mail to you.

  15. Joanne Pouliot says:

    I’d love a copy of the book too. I use crosby’s to make my ginger cookies but I also love to BBQ so bring it on! 105 Laidlaw drive, Thunder Bay, ON P7A 7V5. Thank you

    1. Hi Joanne, definitely

  16. Dawn Bell says:

    Would greatly appreciate a copy of your recipe book. Thank you.

    1. Hi Dawn, Please email your mailing address to me bridget.oland@crosbys.com and we’ll get a copy in the mail to you.

  17. laura millien says:

    pl send me a copy of your family favourites book
    laura millien
    350 seneca hill dr apt ph9
    north york
    ontario
    m2j4s7
    THANKS IN ADVANCE. GOD BLESS.

    1. Hi Laura, We’ll get a copy in the mail to you.

  18. Brenda Snow says:

    Do you have any copies of you recipe book left? I would love a copy.

    Thank you so much.
    Brenda Snow

    1. Hi Brenda, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our cookbook. Just forward your mailing address to me, via email bridget.oland@crosbys.com

  19. Brenda Snow says:

    Do you have any copies of you recipe book left? I would love a copy.

    Thank you so much.
    Brenda Snow

    1. Hi Brenda, just simply send along your postal address and we can mail you a copy of our cookbook

  20. Dolores Pickering says:

    Would you be able to send me a copy of that book? <Dolores Pickering

    1. Hi Dolores, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our cookbook. Just forward your mailing address to me, via email bridget.oland@crosbys.com

  21. Ellen Strike says:

    These recipes are wonderful. I’d be happy with an e-copy of the cook book! Thank you!

  22. Vera Page says:

    HI there I love your recipes so I was hoping that I may get a copy of your recipes book also ,, I would be very very happy if it at all possible , if you could send one to me ,,, Vera Page 219-71 Derby Ave. Vankleek Hill Ontario K0B 1R0 Thank you very much you are great

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Vera, There is a cook book in the mail coming to you. PLease try some new recipes and let me know how they turn out. Please continue to bake and cook with Crosby Molasses!

  23. Colleen Patton says:

    Could I please get a hard copy of the cook book

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Colleen, We have one cook book available in hard copy. Please provide us with your mailing address and we will send you a copy.

  24. Rick Duquette says:

    searched your site for a pork roast and molasses recipe , and can’t seem to find anything on yours or anywhere else. If you know of any plese send info to me ,will be most greatfull. Thanking you in advance

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Rick, We do not have a recipe for a full pork roast, but I did find one and it sounds yummy. Here is the link http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/slow-roasted-pork-loin-molasses-and-balsamic-glaze. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

  25. henrietta shattler says:

    hi,may i have an hard copy of your cook book also.. tried a lot of your recipies,,love them all,thank you

    henrietta shattler

    po box 248

    st augustine sag.
    prov. quebec,, canada

    g0g 2r0

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Henrietta, We’ll get a copy in the mail to you.

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