Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Ready in 45 minutes
13 review(s) averaging 4.6. 100% would make again

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This goes beyond "Dressed Up Ketchup" to add tangy, spicy highlights to ribs or other BBQ's meats.

"This recipe us amazing! I made it for a BBQ cookout with some friends and they couldn't stop talking about it. I left the onions in big chunks and just picked them out when the sauce was ready. Goes great with chicken"

- Kimrobillard

Ingredients

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1 large onion; coarse chopped
8 cloves garlic; chopped fine
4 cups Ketchup
2/3 cup Cider vinegar
1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup brown sugar; packed
1 1/2 cups Molasses
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 tablespoon Salt
1/2 cup Tomato paste
4 teaspoons Liquid smoke
1 teaspoon pepper sauce; - Optional
1/2 cup Bourbon or whiskey; to taste

Original recipe makes 8

Servings  

Preparation

Combine onion, garlic and bourbon in a 3 quart saucepan. saut until onion and garlic are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered until reduced and thickened, about 15 to 25 minutes.

An additional splash of whiskey just prior to serving adds a pleasant odor when serving.

NOTE: While frequent sampling of the "to taste" ingredients can cause confusion and affect the outcome, the alcohol is cooked off during the saut step so it's not a factor in the final dish.

Notes

I leave the onion in good sized (3/8 inch) chunks to it stands out in the final sauce.

Credits

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Verified by stevemur

I even halved the recipe and it made that much. It's so good though! photo by brickdawg17 brickdawg17

photo by promfh promfh

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Nice taste for the slow cooked ribs
Baseballtep 1 month ago
Made this for a BBQ party and served it with Tri Tip and Chicken. It was awesome. It does make alot of sauce and so I gave it to guests to take home with them.
lisacrooke 1 year ago
Very very tasty...first batch was way to sweet and I like a little more spice. So removing the molasses and adding a touch more Cheyenne made it something ill make regularly
MrBroc 1 year ago
dease 1 year ago
Absolutely delicious!! I slow cooked a 4.5lb pork shoulder in the crock pot with two chopped onions and a can a Sprite for about 10 hours and then used the onions in this recipe. It's simmering with pulled pork now!
ginahobbs 1 year ago
Nicely done. I toned down the sugars and this rocks
Davekiwi 1 year ago
Holy cow, this is AMAZING! I added some red pepper flakes to give it some heat... Between the sweet and spicy, it Kind of reminds me of 'Sweet baby Rays'.
Kimrobillard 2 years ago
Great recipe.....I didn't add the onions or garlic, but did add onion and garlic powder, and it's currently slow cooking combined with shredded pork, I cook it with last night....GREAT TASTE!
Kriket666 2 years ago
FANTASTIC!!!! Going to can this sauce and give it away as Christmas presents. Thats how good it is!!
HsL 2 years ago
This recipe us amazing! I made it for a BBQ cookout with some friends and they couldn't stop talking about it. I left the onions in big chunks and just picked them out when the sauce was ready. Goes great with chicken
Kimrobillard 3 years ago
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