Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce

Homemade barecue sauce in jar
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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 3 1/2 to 4 Cups (20 Servings)
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This spirited barbecue sauce is spiked with Jack Daniel's whiskey. Molasses and brown sugar sweeten the sauce, and ketchup and vinegar give it flavor along with the smoke flavoring and Worcestershire sauce.

Slather this flavorful sauce over ribs or serve it with pulled pork. It makes a tasty condiment for burgers or chicken barbecue, too.

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What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey (or to taste)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste

How to Make It

  1. Combine the chopped onion, garlic and Jack Daniels in a 3-quart saucepan. Simmer until the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, molasses, pepper, salt, tomato paste, smoke flavoring, and Tabasco sauce; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until reduced and thickened. This will take about 15 to 25 minutes, and a spatter screen is recommended.
  1. Add more Jack Daniels whiskey if a stronger flavor is desired.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 122
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Sodium 433 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)