Quick and Dirty Beer Ketchup

Beer KetchupI’m still trying to find my cooking mojo since we moved here.  Part of it is just finding a routine that works for me and part of it is finding where to get the best supplies.  I’m slowly getting there though! Thank you for being patient as I get back into the swing of cooking.

Living in the land of beer, I have access to a lot of great local (to me) brews.  I’m constantly looking for a new ways to incorporate some of the beer in with cooking.

We were enjoying a lovely stretch of warm weather a couple of weeks ago, perfect for patio sitting and grilling.  I experimented with some burgers (recipe soon!) and needed a topping for them.

I originally was thinking of creating some sort of steak sauce but then my experiment morphed into a more ketchup type of sauce.

We had some Fat Tire from New Belgium on hand so I used that in the sauce to make what I’m calling a Quick and Dirty Ketchup because there aren’t many ingredients and it comes together lickity-split!

Andrea’s Quick and Dirty Beer Ketchup:

  • 1 6oz Can of Tomato Paste
  • 1/2C Fat Tire (or amber ale of your choice)
  • 1TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1tsp Dry Mustard
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

In a small sauce pan, add all ingredients and whisk together.  Heat over medium-low heat, just bringing the mixture up to a simmer.  Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and allow to cool in a glass or non-reactive bowl.

Serve as a dipping sauce or use as a topping for burgers!

Beer Ketchup

The ketchup went great with our burgers!  It was tangy with slight sweetness along with a little earthy depth from the beer.

This would also work great as a meatloaf topper!  Or use as a dipping sauce for your favorite fries.

No worries if you don’t have Fat Tire on hand, just use your favorite amber ale!

Enjoy guys, and remember, always play with your food!

4 thoughts on “Quick and Dirty Beer Ketchup

  1. I’m definitely not a beer drinker, but I do enjoy what it adds to recipes. And I’ve never made my own ketchup before, so perhaps I will need to try this out sometime. I’ll have to get my resident beer lover to help me pick out the right brew..and then drink the leftovers :)

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