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BedouinBob

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Bourbon BBQ Sauce
« on: December 11, 2016, 06:10:18 PM »
I swiped this from my Allrecipies account but it is a good one.

Bourbon BBQ Sauce:

1/2 Onion, minced
3/4 C Bourbon - don't use your best stuff as you won't be able to tell in the resulting sauce....just make it drinkable.  :o
1/2 Tbs Salt
1/4 C Tomato Paste
2 Tbs Liquid Smoke
1/2 C brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
2C ketchup
1/3 C apple cider vinegar
1/4 C worchestershire sauce
1/3 t hot pepper sauce

In a large pan over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic, and Bourbon. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Mix in the ground black pepper, salt, ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. I ran the sauce through a blender so it would be smooth.

This is a nice sauce with a great bourbon flavor that doesn't overpower.
Bob - Colorado Springs
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Re: Bourbon BBQ Sauce
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 08:24:06 PM »
Thanks for the post, Bob!
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Re: Bourbon BBQ Sauce
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 02:22:39 PM »
I use this recipe too.

I have tried it with many bourbons and the husband likes (demands) the "bite" from a middle of the road bourbon, like Knob Creek, and I like the smoothness of the sauce made from Woodford Reserve.

Yesterday, I used Benchmark, thinking the bourbon choice wouldn't matter to us, but the sauce seemed flat.  I also used my own ketchup which is not as sweet as Heinz; so I think that contributed.  But I added StaggJr - maybe 4 tablespoons and all was good.   

Now that I have a low temp smoker, I am going to smoke garlic and use that in the sauce. 

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Re: Bourbon BBQ Sauce
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 08:32:21 PM »
The smoked garlic will be good, Deb!
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Re: Bourbon BBQ Sauce
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 11:44:46 PM »
Definitely adding this to the list! Thanks for sharing.
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