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When you make this easy Whiskey BBQ Sauce, the end product is a tangy dance of flavors that give your summer barbecued meats a mouthwatering finish.

Whiskey BBQ Sauce

When you make this easy Whiskey BBQ Sauce, the end product is a tangy dance of flavors that give your summer barbecued meats a mouthwatering finish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 192

Ingredients

  • ½ small yellow onion (minced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¾ cup bourbon whiskey (I used Jack Daniels)
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • Dash of hot pepper sauce (Tobasco recommended)

Instructions

  • Over medium heat in heavy bottom sauce pan, cook onion and garlic in whiskey until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes. Mix in remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour.
  • This recipe can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled, if desired, and canned in a water bath for future use.

Notes

Cooking tips for perfect results:

  • I prefer this sauce as a finishing sauce used during the last phase of your barbecue cooking as opposed to a marinade, but do with it as you will.  Just make it!
  • Because I like my barbecue sauce smooth, I prefer to run the onion and garlic through the food processor. You can dice them by hand, but the food processor makes the process quick and easy.
  • If you make a large batch of barbecue sauce, you can freeze it or water bath can it for future use. To freeze, I recommend using reusable plastic containers. To water bath can, I've used pint sized jars and have let them boil for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1142mg | Potassium: 382mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.1mg