Barbecuing With Spirits – Preparing Bourbon Bbq Sauce

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Bourbon barbecue sauce provides a one-of-a-kind flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Since there is alcohol involved in the recipe, you may want to keep the tempting morsels you prepare with your sauce away from the kids, however. Just tell them it has vitamins and iron in it and they likely won’t be disappointed about not being able to have any.

To prepare this tempting sauce you will need to gather the essentials and then get down to work. You will need:

*One half to three quarters of a cup of your favorite bourbon
*Four minced garlic cloves
*One half cup of chopped onion
*Three tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
*One third cup white vinegar
*Two cups of ketchup(or catsup, depending on where your from)
*Liquid smoke(only a very small amount is needed)
*One quarter cup tomato paste
*Three quarters of a cup of molasses
*One half cup of brown sugar
*Salt and pepper to season to your preferred taste

Just a little side note on the ingredients before getting into how to prepare your sauce. If you like a hot and spicy sauce, it is recommended to add a little bit of Tabasco sauce to the recipe.

The first thing you will want to do is saute’ the garlic, onions, and bourbon in a large saucepan until the onions become transparent. This will normally take around 10 minutes. You need to use a large saucepan because the other ingredients are going to be added when this is done. Once you add the rest of the ingredients you must bring the sauce to a boil. Once the sauce is boiling you then can lower the heat and let the sauce simmer. Let the sauce continue to simmer until it thickens, which will likely take somewhere around 20 minutes.

Now you will have your very own bourbon barbecue sauce to put on whatever tantalizing dishes you prefer. This basic recipe can make your next barbecue a hit with both family and friends, but don’t be afraid to add your own spices or other ingredients to come up with your own special bourbon barbecue sauce.

Some common items that you may consider are any type of pepper that you prefer and some tomatoes. You may also prefer soy sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce, but if this is the case it is recommended to leave out the liquid smoke.

For those who don’t like onions, you can prepare a bourbon sauce very easily and will not even need to do any cooking of any kind. For those who prefer to just mix some items together, here is another bourbon barbecue sauce recipe that you may like. The ingredients are:

*One cup of ketchup
*One quarter cup of molasses
*One third cup of bourbon
*Two teaspoons soy sauce
*One tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
*One quarter cup vinegar
*One tablespoon lemon juice
*Two cloves of crushed garlic
*One quarter teaspoon of pepper
*One half teaspoon of dry mustard

You simply need to mix all of these ingredients together and then just let it stand for a few hours. Now you will have a tasty bourbon barbecue sauce at your disposal without even having to break out any pots or pans. Just as with the other sauce, you can make up your own variations to your liking. The important thing is to have fun and go for the taste that suits you.

Once your sauce is ready you will find that it will give some of your favorite foods a taste that you have never experienced before. Some of the more popular meats that people enjoy with this sauce include steak, roasted pork loin, hot dogs, and chicken. It is also a popular sauce for preparing Woodford and bread pudding.

Some interesting variations of bourbon barbecue sauce include the use of pecans in the sauce, as well as wild mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Whatever it is you want to experiment with, you now have the knowledge that will give you the opportunity to create your own bourbon barbecue sauce.

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