Gentleman Jim’s Kentucky BBQ Sauce

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by jimf57

This has been a longtime favorite of my family. I always make extra around the holidays to give as a gift. It's a big hit!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large nonstick pot over medium to medium-low heat, combine the bourbon, garlic and onion. Simmer uncovered for 15 - 20 minutes, or until onion is cooked.
  2. Add red pepper flakes and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste and brown sugar until combined with above.
  4. Stir in ketchup and vinegar until combined with above.
  5. Add Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, pepper, sea salt and hot pepper sauce; stir until all ingredients are mixed together.
  6. Bring to a light boil. Stir and reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 - 45 minutes, stir occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat to cool. Then place in container(s) and refrigerate.
  8. * For best results, allow BBQ sauce to meld for 48 hours.
  9. * If you want a smoother sauce, blend or pass through a strainer.

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