Bourbon BBQ Sauce

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by Bippie

I'm posting this for my own information so that I can scale it down. It comes from my friend that owns his own Southern Inspired Cuisine restaurant.

Top Review by L. Duch

Very nice! The only problem I had was not knowing the difference between "Dark chili powder" and "dried ancho chile powder". So, I just used 3 tbsp of chili powder and I did put in 2 dried chipotles to kick up the heat. I loved the flavour of the bourbon. Thought 2 cups was going to be to much, but after it cooked down and thickened up, it was delicious. A definate keeper (I'm making a second batch right now, in fact). I served this on ribs and also some pulled pork. Thanks Bippie, for a delicious recipe. Hope to see more of your recipes. LeeAnn

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large sauce pot, heat oil to med-high. Add onions and cook, stirring until soft.
  2. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes more.
  3. Add chili powders and cook 5 minutes mixing well with the onion and garlic.
  4. Add tomato, water, ketchup, mustard, molasses, brown sugar, honey and vinegar. Cook on low heat about 20 minutes or until it gets thick.
  5. Add bourbon, bring to a simmer and cook about 10 more minutes to burn off alcohol taste.
  6. Turn the heat off and stir in butter until incorporated. Adjust flavor with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve or cool down for later use.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a