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We hope your 4th is filled with good food, fun and family. Nothing says the 4th like a good ol’ fashioned BBQ—and it’s been said that to make a real Wisconsin BBQ sauce, just add beer. Given Wisconsin’s beer-brewery industry it seems fitting to add a crisp, clean local brew like Schlitz, Miller or PBR. This recipe, from Hobby Farms magazine, suggests experimenting with different beers to find the flavor you like best—so go bold with a Dunkel Weizenbock or add some tang with a Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing. This BBQ sauce goes great on chicken, ribs and pork and is delicious on top of a burger. Enjoy!

Wisconsin-style Barbecue Sauce with Beer | Yield: Approximately 1 cup

1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1 small)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1 cup beer
1/4 cup honey
2 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. yellow mustard powder
1 tsp. chili powder

In medium saucepan over medium heat, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until onions are tender.

Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Bring to boil, then reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes or until it reaches desired thickness. If sauce gets too thick, add more beer or water.

Brush on chicken during last 5 minutes of grilling or serve warm on the side.

Store unused sauce in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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