Apple Cider Barbecue Sauce

    40 minutes

    This recipe makes an amazing barbecue sauce that is perfect as a marinade or basting sauce. Don't be put off by the large number of ingredients, this sauce is amazing!

    3 people made this

    Serves: 72 

    • 2 cups (500ml) apple cider
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) balsamic vinegar
    • 1 1/4 cups tomato sauce
    • 1/2 cup honey mustard
    • 1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard
    • 1/2 cup wholegrain mustard
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 1/3 cup molasses
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) dark beer
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) brewed coffee
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup Tabasco sauce
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon celery salt
    • 1 fresh chilli, seeded and minced

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place all ingredients in a large pan. Simmer the mixture over low heat until thoroughly blended, about 25 minutes. Remove from the stove, cool, pour into a covered container and refrigerate until needed.

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    I could see how this would be a good sauce over pulled pork once combined with the smokiness of the pork. I simmered this sauce for an hour and it was still very runny. It is a little too sweet/vinegary for my taste. Like Kelly says in the sauce description, I feel like it would be much better with some premade barbeque sauce mixed in.  -  04 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was looking for a mustard based sauce for meat pockets, I believe i just found the perfect one. Thank you  -  16 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I scaled way back on this recipe but made as written. I too felt it was too sweet. Mine wasn't too awful thin but just too sweet. If I were to make this again I would cut back on the honey and molasses and leave out the syrup entirely. This has potential and reminds me of a Kansas City style bbq sauce which are my favorite.  -  02 Jun 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)