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Guinness BBQ Sauce Glazed Bacon

Guinness BBQ Sauce Glazed Bacon

BBQ season is fast approaching! Hooray! And after the terrible winter we had, Americans are eager to get outside and turn on their BBQ’s! This recipe for Guinness BBQ Sauce is the perfect marinade and sauce for your delicious chicken, steak, and pork recipes.

We sautéed sweet onions in bacon grease and added Guinness beer to make this addictive sauce. It’s rich, thick, not too sweet and not too spicy. Adding cooked bacon to the sauce is optional as it will already have mild bacon flavor from the bacon grease. Or you can do as we did and glaze some bacon strips with it, then throw ‘em in the oven. The result is delicious BBQ-glazed meat candy.

This BBQ glazed bacon is crazy delicious, y’all. You need to make this. Now!

1 lb. bacon
3 Tbsp. bacon grease
2 sweet onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup molasses
1 cup Guinness beer
1 cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup white vinegar
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. cayenne
6 oz. tomato paste


1. For the BBQ Sauce: Cook the bacon. Lay a few strips of bacon on foil-lined rimmed baking sheets. Place in oven and set temp to 375° F. Bake until crispy, about 17-20 min. Place cooked strips on paper towels and allow to cool. If you already have bacon grease in your fridge, you can skip this step.

2. Take 3 tablespoons of bacon grease and add to a large frying pan. Add the chopped sweet onions to the pan and sauté until they start to caramelize, about 15-20 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 more minutes.

3. In a large bowl, mix the molasses, Guinness, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper and cayenne together until evenly combined. Pour into the pan with the onions and garlic and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add the tomato paste and let the sauce simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Remove from the heat and let the sauce cool. Puree in a blender until smooth and no chunks remain. May add finely chopped bacon bits to the sauce, or use as is.

5. To make the BBQ bacon: glaze uncooked bacon strips with sauce and place on a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400° F for 15-17 minutes or until crispy.

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