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Honey-Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

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Barbecue sauce just got a wakeup call... and it called for whiskey. Recipe yields 3 cups.
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, barbecue sauce, grilling, sauce, whiskey
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 129
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large sweet onion sliced vertically into strips
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed and peeled
  • 3/4 cup honey whiskey or bourbon
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Frank's Red Hot Sauce or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a sauce pan; add the slice onions, smashed garlic and the whiskey. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until the onions and garlic have softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine the homemade ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, brown sugar, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Stir well until all is combined.
  • Once the onions and garlic are softened, add the ketchup mixture. Stir and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Pour the barbecue sauce into a mesh strainer that is set inside a large bowl. Remove and discard the garlic and onion pieces.
  • Use right away in any recipe calling for barbecue sauce or cool and store in an airtight jar for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 2ounces | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg