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I’m super excited to have been invited to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of A&W® Root Beer!
What better way to celebrate than to throw an A&W Root Beer 100th Anniversary BBQ?
Great drinks, wonderful food, and family fun!
Thanks to the generosity of my local Walmart and A&W Root Beer we’re celebrating a milestone of A&W Root Beer goodness!
A&W Root Beer has been apart of my life since childhood.
I’ll be sharing some of my all time favorite A&W Root Beer based recipes passed down to me from my mama!
Don’t forget to head over to your local Walmart to provide all of your A&W Root Beer needs.
I made sure to stock up and don’t you forget to do the same.
You can’t have a real celebration without including Walmart and A&W Root Beer!
My A&W Root Beer is chilling in the refrigerator.
I also purchased all of my remaining recipe ingredients while I was at Walmart.
I have everything I need to get this A&W Root Beer 100th Anniversary BBQ Party started y’all!
One of my fondest childhood memories includes A&W Root Beer, fishing, and my family!
My mama and I would go fishing at the local pier on the weekends and she would fill our disposable cooler with ice and lots of A&W Root Beer for us kids to drink while we fished.
Not so much “fished,” but pretended to fish because I never caught one fish y’all! lol
I did get to drink a lot of A&W Root Beer as I pretended to fish so I was one happy kid!
Whenever my mama would BBQ she would always make her famous A&W Root Beer BBQ Sauce.
That sauce was added to everything!! From coating her BBQ Ribs to adding it to her Bacon Loaded Baked Beans.
My mama has since passed all of these recipes down to my daughter and I.
We’re the new generation of A&W Root Beer cooks in the family.
My daughter’s a third generation A&W Root Beer drinker!
Summer didn’t get to “fish” as much as I did growing up. She did get to enjoy my mama’s famous A&W Root Beer BBQ on the weekends.
Now that Summer’s in college she makes sure I keep her dorm room stocked with plenty of A&W Root Beer for her and all of her friends.
When Summer was a child growing up in California her father and I would take her to the local A&W Root Beer restaurant for non other than the famous A&W Root Beer floats!
Hanging out drinking A&W Root Beer floats became a new family tradition for our family.
We would go every weekend because I didn’t have to work.
Summer would look forward to it every Saturday.
There’s nothing like drinking an A&W Root Beer Float to keep a kid happy!
If you head over to your local Walmart you can pick up all of the ingredients to make your own A&W Root Beer floats to go with my mama’s famous BBQ recipes!
Yes, my mama’s A&W Root Beer based recipes are famous in our family!
This is why I was ecstatic when my mama passed all of the recipes down to Summer and I.
Today I am making my mama’s A&W Root Beer BBQ sauce.
My mama used a whole can of A&W Root Beer in her sauce.
It’s reduced down slightly, then she adds ketchup, a little apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and spices.
My mama allowed the sauce to simmer until it thickens into this rich, sweet and spicy sauce.
The sauce is then used to baste our beautiful BBQ ribs in.
It’s also added to my mama’s A&W Root Beer Bacon Baked beans.
When you make these recipes you’re gonna be a believer just like my family and I are.
Don’t forget to head over to your local Walmart and celebrate with us A&W Root Beer 100th Anniversary!!
A&W® Root Beer 100th Anniversary BBQ
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes plus rib smoking time
Total Time: 40 minutes
1 (12 oz) can of A&W Root Beer
12 oz. ketchup
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon creole seasoning
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
For the Ribs:
1 slab of pork ribs
2 teaspoons of creole seasoning
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
extra virgin olive oil to coat ribs
A&W Root Beer BBQ Sauce to coat ribs
For the Bacon Baked Beans:
6 cups baked beans, canned
6 slices of bacon, cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups A&W Root Beer BBQ sauce
green onions to garnish
To prepare the BBQ sauce add the A&W Root Beer to a sauce pan over medium heat, reduce down for about five minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients to the pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about twenty minutes so sauce can thicken.
Remove from heat and set aside.
To Prepare the Ribs:
Mix spice blend together and set aside.
Rinse ribs and pat dry with paper towels.
Place ribs onto a tray. Remove the white membrane located on the backside of the ribs, discard the membrane.
Coat ribs with extra virgin olive oil and all of the spice blend.
Mix well. Ribs can be refrigerated overnight if desired. Bring ribs to room temperature before cooking.
Smoke ribs at 275 degrees for 4 hours.
Baste with BBQ Sauce before serving.
For the BBQ Bacon Baked Beans:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a medium size casserole dish.
Cut bacon up into chunks, fry until crispy.
Add Baked Beans, BBQ Sauce, and Cooked bacon to the casserole dish, mix well.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. Top with extra bacon if desired.
Garnish with green onions if desired.