Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce


Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce

Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce

This is a fantastic silky barbecue sauce that works well on chicken and pork. So next time you grill up a nice rack of ribs or a chicken for a cookout, consider using this flavorful sauce.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3 Cups


  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniel's Whiskey
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 green large onions (finely chopped, white parts separated)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco (or hot sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add white parts of the scallions and minced garlic. Cook over medium heat for exactly 45 seconds, stirring often. Keep an eye on the garlic, so it does not burn. This will make the sauce bitter. Add ketchup and beef broth. Simmer on medium-low, for 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring often. Add butter and melt through until sauce takes on a silky appearance.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in Jack Daniel's Whiskey, 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, green portion of scallions (green onions) and chopped parsley. Let mixture cool for 10 minutes.
  • Pour sauce into a blender, and blend until the sauce is smooth. Use immediately as a baste or table sauce for grilled and smoked meats. Store sauce in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week after preparation. Freeze sauce for up to 3 months.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh