The Ultimate Budweiser BBQ Sauce Recipe

Imagine having some juicy, grilled chicken wings or baby back ribs that are slathered in a delicious barbecue sauce, with a perfect balance of flavors and a mouth-watering aroma. Well, look no further than this Budweiser BBQ Sauce recipe.

I’m here to tell you that this is not your average BBQ sauce. With its unique combination of ingredients, this sauce stands out from the rest. Its smooth consistency and bold flavor come from the addition of Budweiser beer, Worcestershire sauce, chili sauce, and other spices. Each ingredient complements the beer and adds something special to the overall flavor profile.

As someone who loves indulging in all things barbecue, I can say that this is one of my favorite sauces to use when grilling. The molasses, brown sugar, and onion and garlic powder create a sweet yet savory flavor that’s hard to resist. The addition of lemon juice adds just enough acidity to cut through the richness of the sauce, while liquid smoke adds an irresistible smokiness.

But don’t just take my word for it. This recipe has received praise from top executive chefs and bloggers alike who have participated in Budweiser’s recipe challenges. And with its easy-to-follow instructions, even a novice in the kitchen can create a masterpiece.

So whether you’re basting chicken wings or topping off your burger with some sauce, this Budweiser BBQ sauce will elevate any dish to new heights. Trust me; once you try it, you won’t be going back to any other BBQ sauce on the market.

Get ready to enjoy an exceptional taste made by ingredients truly remarkable – Budweiser BBQ Sauce!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Budweiser BBQ Sauce
Budweiser BBQ Sauce

Why should you try out this recipe? Let me tell you why – this sauce is not like any other BBQ sauces out there. The perfect blend of brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili sauce, and Budweiser beer creates an exceptional taste that will have everyone asking for seconds.

This isn’t just any old BBQ sauce – this is a sauce made by combining the best brews with the freshest spices. You’ll notice a bold and spicy flavor with every bite that will enhance your barbecue experience like never before. Plus, it’s versatile – you can use it to marinate chicken wings, brush it on ribs, or even use it as a burger sauce.

And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, let me add that this recipe has been tried and tested by executive chefs at Anheuser Busch and approved by many bud-lovers around the world. This isn’t just a recipe – it’s an experience that you don’t want to miss out on.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try – I promise you won’t regret it. Your taste buds will thank you for giving them one of the finest BBQ sauces they’ve ever had. And when your friends ask for the recipe (and trust me they will), let them know that you can only find it here – the Budweiser BBQ Sauce Recipe.

Ingredient List

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Sure, here are 11 creative photo captions for the Budweiser BBQ Sauce recipe:

Before we start, make sure to gather all the necessary ingredients for this Bulls-Eye Budweiser BBQ sauce. You’ll need:

  • Brown sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Liquid smoke
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili sauce
  • Mustard
  • Molasses
  • Budweiser beer

This Budweiser BBQ sauce recipe uses Budweiser beer and is part of their genuine line of sauces that contains finest ingredients for a truly exceptional taste. Other beers within the same line include Budweiser Honey BBQ and Budweiser Brewmaster Premium.

So, prepare your cooking pots, basting brush, and all these amazing seasonings!

The Recipe How-To

Now that you’ve gathered your ingredients, it’s time to get cooking! The recipe for Budweiser BBQ sauce is simple and straightforward – even novice grillers can master it. Follow these easy steps and impress your friends with your culinary prowess.

Step 1: Combine the Ingredients

In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of ketchup, 3/4 cup of Budweiser beer, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of molasses, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of chili sauce, 1 teaspoon of mustard, juice from half a lemon and a few dashes each of liquid smoke, salt, and pepper.

Step 2: Bring to a Boil

Place the saucepan on a medium-high heat stove, bring the mixture to a boil while stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Reduce Heat and Simmer

Once boiling, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to your liking. Stir occasionally to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Step 4: Let Cool

Remove pan from heat and let cool before proceeding to transfer it into an empty bottle, jar or container.

Step 5: Store in Fridge

Store in the fridge until ready to serve or baste onto your grilled meats.

Extra Tip: Basting Brush

For perfect results when using this sauce with your meats, use a basting brush!

By following these simple steps, you will create a mouth-watering BBQ sauce that will have everyone begging for more. This recipe yields about two cups, so there will be plenty to go around. Now it’s time to get grilling with your new secret weapon – Budweiser BBQ sauce!

Substitutions and Variations

 A bottle of Budweiser for the sauce, another for the chef!
A bottle of Budweiser for the sauce, another for the chef!

Are you feeling adventurous and want to try out some variations to my Budweiser BBQ sauce recipe? Here are some ideas to help you mix things up and create your own signature sauce.

First off, let’s talk about beer. While I love using Budweiser in this recipe, you can always switch it up with a different type of beer. Try using a craft brew or a lager, like Bud Light Lime, for a lighter flavor. You could even try a darker, maltier beer for a richer taste.

If you’re not a fan of liquid smoke, you can substitute it with smoked paprika or chipotle powder for that smoky flavor without the added liquid. You can also adjust the sweetness by reducing or adding more brown sugar or molasses to your preference.

For those who love spice, try adding some hot sauce or red pepper flakes for an extra kick. You could also replace the chili sauce with sriracha or your favorite hot sauce for more heat.

If you’re looking to make this sauce vegan-friendly, you can swap Worcestershire sauce for soy sauce, and use apple cider vinegar instead of the regular vinegar.

You can also use my Budweiser BBQ Sauce as a base recipe and experiment with different ingredients such as honey, mustard, onion flakes or even bacon bits! The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your own unique BBQ sauce.

Remember, don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun while experimenting with flavors. Who knows, you might just come up with your very own crowd-pleasing BBQ sauce!

Serving and Pairing

 Sweet and tangy, this BBQ sauce will make your taste buds dance.
Sweet and tangy, this BBQ sauce will make your taste buds dance.

Now that you’ve prepared this exceptional Budweiser BBQ sauce, it’s time to serve and enjoy. This tangy and sweet sauce is perfect for meats like pork ribs, beef brisket, chicken wings, and burgers. It even pairs well with grilled vegetables.

For a classic barbecue experience, brush this sauce on your meat while cooking on the grill. Or use it as a dip or marinade for your meats. The flavors are so good that you will want to reach for seconds.

Budweiser BBQ sauce goes especially well with Budweiser beer or any other beer of your choice. The flavors of the beer blend perfectly with the smoky taste of the barbecue sauce. For non-alcoholic options, try soda or lemonade.

If you want to elevate your barbecue game, pair the sauce with sides like coleslaw, baked beans or garlic bread. The sweetness of the sauce will balance and complement the saltiness and bitterness of these foods.

When hosting a backyard party or a family get-together, consider adding Budweiser BBQ sauce to your condiment options. Your guests will love having this zesty and versatile sauce on their plates.

In conclusion, this Budweiser BBQ sauce can easily transform any dish into a delightful treat that your taste buds will approve of.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A hint of smoky flavor, inspired by the classic American barbecue.
A hint of smoky flavor, inspired by the classic American barbecue.

Listen up, amigos, because this is where I spill the beans on how to store and reheat my famous Budweiser BBQ sauce recipe. You can’t just leave it lying around like an ungrateful cat during a hot summer day. Nope, you gotta treat it like the prize-winning pig at a county fair.

Now, my buds, let me tell you that this sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Just make sure to bring it to room temperature before using it again, or you’ll end up with a sauce that’s colder than a witch’s broomstick.

When it comes to reheating, I suggest using a double boiler over low heat or microwaving it in short bursts. Don’t let it boil, though, unless you want to turn your precious creation into something more closely resembling tar than beer BBQ sauce.

If you find yourself with leftover sauce (trust me, I never have this problem), you can freeze it for up to three months. When thawing, make sure to do so overnight in the fridge rather than heating from frozen. That way, the flavors will stay as fresh as the morning dew on a summer’s day.

So there you have it folks – my tips for storing and reheating my Budweiser BBQ sauce recipe. Treat your sauce right, and it’ll treat your taste buds even better!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't be afraid to spice it up with some chili flakes!
Don’t be afraid to spice it up with some chili flakes!

If you want to make the most delicious Budweiser BBQ Sauce, then I have some useful tips for you. These tips will allow you to achieve a perfect balance of flavors and get an exceptional taste for your barbecue sauce.

Firstly, always finish cooking your sauce at low heat. This will prevent the sugars from burning and will help preserve the color of the sauce. Remember, your sauce should have just the right thickness: not too thick, and not too thin.

Secondly, when using molasses in the recipe, make sure to mix it thoroughly with other ingredients to ensure that the flavors are evenly distributed throughout the entire sauce.

Thirdly, don’t be afraid to play around with ingredients. You can always adjust proportions of ingredients according to your personal taste or dietary requirements. For example, if you prefer a spicier flavor, add more chili sauce or hot peppers. Alternatively, if you prefer a sweeter taste, add more brown sugar or honey.

Fourthly, wait till the end before adding salt to your sauce. Depending on what ingredients were used in your Budweiser BBQ sauce recipe (like Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce), there may already be a lot of salt in there so it’s better to taste first before adding more salt.

Fifthly, let the flavors blend together in a container that is tightly sealed. After cooking or mixing up your BBQ sauce recipe, store it in a refrigerator overnight so that all those delicious flavors can blend together even more

Lastly, use quality ingredients when making your Budweiser BBQ Sauce; this is especially true for condiments like Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke as low-quality ones might negatively affect and overpower the other flavors you’ve put into your recipe.

By following these tips you will create an exceptionally tasty Budweiser BBQ Sauce every time that will perfectly complement any meat dish at any BBQ gathering.


Now that we’ve gone through the process of making this delicious budweiser barbecue sauce recipe, you might have some questions. In this section, I’ll go over some common questions that people have when making bbq sauces and give you my expert advice so you can achieve truly exceptional taste. Let’s take a look at some faqs for this budweiser bbq sauce recipe.

Does Budweiser BBQ sauce have alcohol?

To keep this dish safe for all to enjoy, there are no alcoholic ingredients included. And once the dish is made, be sure to store any leftovers in the fridge to keep them fresh. This advice was given on July 29th, 2014.

Why do you add brown sugar to BBQ sauce?

When it comes to sauces for barbecue, they often have a sweet taste to them already. However, if you find that your sauce is too tangy or spicy, you can consider adding in some brown sugar, honey, or molasses to balance out the flavor. On the other hand, commercially-made sauces can contain spices that are too subtle to be tasted amidst the other strong flavors. So, it may be worthwhile to experiment with adding extra spices to your sauce to help bring out the taste.

Why do people put beer in BBQ sauce?

Adding beer as an ingredient in BBQ recipes can infuse a subtle yet increasingly pronounced beer flavor as you drink more beer. It can be used as a marinade that complements the taste of pork, beef, and chicken, such as in the Brazilian Beer Chicken recipe. Beer can also be used in BBQ as a basting or mop sauce for an added layer of delectable flavor.

Is BBQ sauce just ketchup and mustard?

Barbecue sauce typically consists of ketchup or tomato sauce as its base, although there are variations that don’t use any tomatoes at all, such as the Carolina-style mustard sauce and Alabama white sauce. The sauce can also include ingredients like vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, salt and pepper, and various spices, with Worcestershire or yellow mustard added for additional flavor.

Bottom Line

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try out the Budweiser BBQ Sauce recipe for your next grilling session. Whether you’re serving up chicken wings, baby back ribs, or burgers, this sauce is sure to impress. The combination of ingredients truly creates an exceptional taste, just like the famous Budweiser beer itself.

So, fire up that grill, grab a basting brush and get ready to experience the magic of Budweiser BBQ Sauce. And don’t forget to check out the other variants of Budweiser beer and BBQ sauces, including Budweiser Honey BBQ Sauce and Budweiser Brewmaster’s Premium Barbecue Sauce. Trust me; you won’t be sorry.

In conclusion, thanks to the perfect blend of ingredients, the Budweiser BBQ sauce is a unique addition to any outdoor feast that’ll create a legacy among your friends and family. Add it to any dish, whether it’s meat or vegetables; it will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. So, get your hands on your ingredients and make some history in your backyard with the Budweiser BBQ Sauce recipe!

Budweiser BBQ Sauce

Budweiser BBQ Sauce Recipe

This is a very good bbq sauce little sweet, smoky, tangy with a hint of Budweiser–how can you go wrong?
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Calories 63.3 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Budweiser beer
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup mustard (not dry)
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • Combine all in sauce pan bring to boil cool and refrigerate. Enjoy!



Serving: 37gCalories: 63.3kcalCarbohydrates: 14.2gProtein: 0.6gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.6mgSodium: 187.1mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 10.2g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy, For Large Groups, Sauces
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Shara loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when it comes to BBQ. She has been perfecting her craft for years and loves hosting backyard BBQs with friends & family. She often comes up with creative recipes that her guests rave about.