Copycat Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce

"Really like Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce? Or cannot find it in your megamart? Why not make your own. Well I really like JD BBQ sauce, but my megamart stopped selling it , so I found and improved this recipe. Hope you enjoy"
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Ready In:
2-2 1/2 Cups




  • Sweat the Onion/Garlic in medium sauce pan with butter.
  • Add the ketchup to the saucepan and reduce heat to a simmer on low heat.
  • Add the rest of the dry ingredients/spices and stir.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients/liquids to the saucepan.
  • Simmer and reduce the BBQ sauce for 30 minutes, or until the sauce is the desired thickness. The sauce will thicken some when cooled.
  • Let the sauce chill and you're finished! Store it in an airtight container for later or get to grilling with it right away.

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