Guinness Barbecue Sauce & think green

Now that the pink holiday is over with, we can move on to one of my favorite holidays, you know the green one ….. St Patrick’s Day!  My plans for a St Patrick’s Day party have been foiled yet again this year by spring break, but I will not let that stop the fun.

Guinness Barbecue Sauce

I will be making and sharing my favorite Irish recipes with you up until the big day.  It will be more like a month long blog party, and you can join in and make these same recipes at home for your friends and family.  Rest assured, these recipes have been tried out multiple times before I share them with you.  They have to be perfect, or we keep eating the same thing over and over again until it reaches the level of “you can make this anytime!”

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This week’s posts will be showcasing the absolutely fabulous Guinness Barbecue Ribs…YUM!!!  I have been a huge fan of pork ribs my entire life, and you may have noticed that I love cooking with Guinness beer.  When you put those two ingredients together…..Perfection.  Do not for a moment think that this sauce is only to be used on ribs, oh no no no.  This is a barbecue sauce to be used on chicken, salmon, burgers, with steak, basically anything you can get your hands on.

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So today we start with the wonderful Guinness Barbecue Sauce, and Wednesday I will post the recipe for the actual ribs. Okay, I will give you a sneak peak of the awesomeness that is to come…

Guinness Barbecued Ribs

So let the partying begin!

Guinness Barbecue Sauce

Serves 16oz
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Meal type Condiment
Rich, tangy Guinness barbecue sauce with a kick. Perfect for ribs, chicken, steak or burgers.


  • 1 cup all-natural ketchup
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 11.2 oz bottle Guinness Draught*
  • 1 1/2 Cups organic dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh gound pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder


G BBQ ingredients in pan
Pour all ingredients into a medium sized sauce pan, and bring to a boil.
G BBQ bring to a boil
Reduce heat and simmer for 30 - 40 minutes.
Guinness Barbecue Sauce
Serve immediately, or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


*Guinness the word, the harp logo, and the signature are all registered trademarks.  I do not work for them, and I am not paid by them to use their beer in my recipes.  I just really, really like cooking with it!

Feel free to use whatever Irish stout that you would like, this is merely my suggestion.




  1. David says

    I love the idea of this but my roommate isn’t a huge fan of beer… Would he still be able to enjoy this sauce, or is it for beer lovers only?

  2. Kylie says

    How long do you think you could store this sauce? A week or so? Would love to make a few batches to give as gifts.

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