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Root Beer Barbecue Sauce (GF, DF)

This barbecue sauce is easy to cook and also delicious!  Both Wee One and Hubby gave their seal approval with this sauce.

The only issue is that I’m trying to avoid eating or drinking foods or drinks that include high fructose corn syrup.  I recently found a ketchup that does not have high fructose corn syrup (Kroger’s organic ketchup), so I used that.  The root beer, however, did contain high fructose corn syrup.  My next mission is to find root beer without corn syrup.


Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

Stars of the recipe:

  • 8 oz. (1 c.) of root beer
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground garlic powder


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan.  Mix well.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Stir occasionally.
  3. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Enjoy the barbecue sauce with your favorite meat!

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