homemade Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce

Homemade Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce

Course: BBQ, condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ sauce, Jack Daniel's
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 715kcal
Author: Laureen King
This recipe is exceptional with tangy smoky taste enhanced with the great flavour of Jack Daniel's Whiskey. This superb sauce has a great thick consistency that works well on ribs, chicken and steak.
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  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup fancy molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 tsp Frank's Red Hot Sauce add more if you like it spicy
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt


  • In medium sized heavy sauce pan combine 1/2 cup Jack Daniel's, onion and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent (about 8 minutes).
  • In separate bowl combine all other ingredients.
  • Add to saucepan, bring to slow boil, then reduce heat and simmer on low heat uncovered for 20-30 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 tbsp. Jack Daniel's and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Brush onto the meat, poultry, seafood of your choice for grilling.


Calories: 715kcal | Carbohydrates: 152g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2638mg | Potassium: 2199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 139g | Vitamin A: 1155IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 6.5mg