Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

A zesty BBQ sauce posted in response to a recipe request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the onion and garlic with the whiskey (start with a small amount... you can always add more to taste) in a large saucepan; cook until translucent.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer uncovered until reduced and thickened, approximately 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

Ok first off, I used Jim Beam instead of the Jack, but that is a preference thing for us. I have made this at least 3 times, I have finally figured out that 1/2 cup of the whiskey is a good amount for us. I also found that it is ok without the tomato paste, as I forgot it the first time I made it. In fact I prefer it without the tomato paste. I also add just a bit more whiskey at the end to thin it just a bit. The longer it sits, the better it tastes. Will keep in the refrigerator in a covered container for a while. I have used this for the grill and for chicken wings for a party. Usually have some of this on hand now. Very easy and quick to put together.

foxysnana November 02, 2006

It was very good and simple to make. Instead of the Tabasco I used hot pepper jelly. It gives it a little kick. The onions don't really cook out so I ran it through a colander. Overall, it was a very good sauce. I would definitely make again.

Jean Mueller April 14, 2012

My recipe calls to add 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 tbls of salt. I started with 3/4 cup of Jack Daniels. And stir while simmering. Great recipe. It gets better with age when stored in the frig a day or two.

CatRep2 January 15, 2005

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