Tgi Friday's Original Jack Daniel's Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A local show recently had a chef on from TGIF's and he gave the following recipe for the glaze/sauce. Courtesy of TGI Friday's, Inc

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and use as a sauce on a grilled meat.
Most Helpful

2 5

This is just a good recipe, wouldn't even rate it as a good copycat and the chef who claimed this to be the JD sauce is up in his gord! First and for most I have the JD sauce right here next to me as I just copied this one and wanted to compare the 2. The true JD sauce has a smoke flavoring to it, this recipe calls for none. The true is more of a BBQ ee flavor as this is very sweet yet bland in flavor. This is a good sauce and very simple to make, but don't get your hopes up. I knew the only way I could find out for sure is to get some from TGIF and I am glad I did. I will not give up on trying to mimic this, but I will rate this as 2 stars for effort alone.

I have no idea what some of these folks are talking about but this sauce gets 6 stars from me AWESOME & great on steaks as well, my family enjoyed it, they thought i went to tgif to get the sauce... don't change anything, like someone responded and said its the BOMB, and yes it is... GREAT SAUCE.... LOVING IT...

5 5

Actually, This recipe really is the original Jack Daniels Sauce. I have been making this for years, long before TGIF ever did. They changed the recipe. This one is my favorite as I am not into all the chunky stuff. However, I am pretty sure this is the first sauce that TGIF made, too. I remember because I was a little angry that they claimed it as their own, when it wasn't. I was making this in the late 80's early 90's.