Oktoberfest BBQ Sauce

Oktoberfest BBQ Sauce | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Sometimes you need to put yourself in a time-out; there are just those moments when any contact with another human being or creature, no matter how much you adore them, is just not going to end well. Yesterday was one of those days for me. My foul mood started at work, where instead of throwing things, screaming, or simply singing the most wonderful version of “Take This Job and Shove It” ever heard, I choose to get up, walk out, and give myself a mini time-out. It was a great plan, but sadly, it didn’t help whatsoever. I still had to eventually return to my job, work a long day, and finally leave late at night even more pissed off than ever.

At work, I tried music therapy, I tried soap opera therapy; Hell, I even tried Hallmark Movie therapy which is almost always sure to kill any blues that ail me.

I cried on the way home. That didn’t help. It just gave me the feeling of being highly deranged, and had every other driver glancing over at me as if I were a lunatic.

I arrived home, thinking surely my day would take a turn for the better and that everything would be okey dokey. Nope, it just got worse. Brenna was in a dreadful mood as well, and for once I think she realized that she better get the f*%k out of Mommy’s way before she ended up in her own little time-out. I even got to a point where I walked away from B.O.B. Bob, because one more moment in his presence would have most likely led to me throwing something at his big ol’ head, or me shouting something nasty at him.

I tried having a drink. That didn’t work. It just made me crave a gigantic glass of water instead.

I gave vacuuming a whirl, which always seems to calm me. Not this time.

When all else failed, I attempted ironing, my other favorite past time. Imagine the most aggressive ironing ever. That’s pretty much what happened.

I now have a song stuck in my head that I can’t remember all of the words to, know that I’m getting really tired of the same story line on General Hospital, realize that there are some Hallmark movies that even I haven’t seen, feel like I’ve cried all of the salt out of my body for no reason, have had to say I’m sorry to the cat for being such a b*%#h, keep on avoiding B.O.B. Bob for fear of ripping his ears off accidentally, have come to the decision that it’s time to buy another large bottle of vodka, am enjoying a wonderfully clean office carpet free of cat litter, and am looking forward to having freshly pressed jeans for the weekend if the weather gets cold.

Some days time-outs don’t help, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t get a lot accomplished.

Oktoberfest BBQ Sauce | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Fuji Apple, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Small Sweet Yellow Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Cup Oktoberfest Beer
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Hot Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Chipotle

Oktoberfest BBQ Sauce | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, sauté the olive oil, apple, and onion together for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Mix together the remaining ingredients, and then add them to the saucepan.
  3. Cook the mixture for 18 minutes, stirring often, while drinking the leftover Oktoberfest beer. Don’t let it go to waste. Perhaps it will help cure your foul mood.
  4. Allow the barbecue sauce to cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Place the sauce into a blender, and puree for 30 seconds.

Oktoberfest BBQ Sauce | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Serve with Dry Rubbed BBQ Ribs.
  • Use this sauce on any grilled meat.
  • Experiment with different brands and flavors of ketchup. This is not 1980 any more folks. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the variety of ketchups now available at your local market.
  • If you have leftover sauce, you can always freeze it for up to a month in a glass airtight container.
  • Do not store this sauce in a plastic container. It will stain the plastic.

Oktoberfest BBQ Sauce | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Add 1-tablespoon of Dijon mustard.
  • Add 1/2-teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the sauce.
  • Always say I’m sorry to the cat for being a b*%#h.

Oktoberfest BBQ Sauce

Oktoberfest BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Fuji Apple, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Small Sweet Yellow Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Cup Oktoberfest Beer
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Hot Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Chipotle

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, sauté the olive oil, apple, and onion together for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Mix together the remaining ingredients, and then add them to the saucepan.
  3. Cook the mixture for 18 minutes, stirring often, while drinking the leftover Oktoberfest beer. Don't let it go to waste.
  4. Allow the barbecue sauce to cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Place the sauce into a blender, and puree for 30 seconds.
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  • Yum!! As a vegetarian I don’t eat a lot of BBQ sauce but I love it on tempeh or roasted potatoes! This looks delicious!

    • Colleen

      It’s pretty good on just about everything!!!

  • Jen

    Oh my! I want to eat this right now. And how cute is that spoon?!!

    • Colleen

      Thanks Jen. Crosby & Taylor…one of my favorite Made in the USA companies!

  • Danielle Larkins

    I’m always looking for a good BBQ sauce. This looks delicious!

  • I love oktoberfest recipes. This looks so amazing. #tryabitetuesday.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks. I’ve been enjoying it on everything, and I do mean everything!

  • Yum!! Love a great sauce and your flavor combo looks terrific! Pinned & shared your recipe! Thanks for stopping by #TryaBiteTuesday! Hope to see you back next week!

    • Colleen

      Thanks for sharing Debra!