Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Bourbon lends a smoky caramel hint to this spice-laden sauce which is particularly good with pork. See the recipe for Bourbon Barbecue Sauce »Todd Coleman

Bourbon lends a smoky caramel hint to this spice-laden sauce which is particularly good with pork. This recipe first appeared in our June/July 2011 BBQ issue.

Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
Bourbon lends a smoky caramel hint to this spice-laden sauce which is particularly good with pork.
Yield: makes 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 14 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 23 cup tomato-based chili sauce
  • 13 cup packed brown sugar
  • 14 cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 12 tsp. ground coriander
  • 14 tsp. cayenne

Instructions

  1. Heat butter in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, and bell pepper; cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Stir in chili sauce, sugar, bourbon, Worcestershire, vinegar, honey, mustard, chili powder, salt, pepper, coriander, and cayenne; simmer, stirring, until thickened, about 30 minutes.