The other day I started playing around with the idea of making my own BBQ sauces and one thing I remember from my childhood was a restaurant that served these amazing bourbon baby back ribs in Ontario. The place looked like you were walking through hell when you sat down and the food was awesome - anyhow, I did a little bit of research online and the wife unit picked out a similar recipe to TGI Friday's Jack Daniel's sauce. Off to the liquor store I went, and I walked out with a bottle of Jack Daniel's and Jim Beam just for the hell of it. Wife unit wasn't pleased at the additional Beam purchase but I figure I can get some use out of it.
Ok, well we got home and realized we didn't have all the right ingredients, or...not in the way the recipe called for at least
So we did some tinkering
1/3 cup of diced red onion (check) [next time we'll be trying vidalias]
1/2 teaspoon of finely diced garlic (check)
1/2 cup of water (check)
1/2 cup of brown sugar (check)
1/3 cup of Teriyaki sauce (check)
1/4 cup of soy sauce - we had to improvise and used Dale's Steak Seasoning
1/3 cup of white grape juice - we used red
1/2 cup of Jack Daniel's Black Label Bourbon (check)
1/2 teaspoon of tobasco sauce - we omitted this so our 3 year old could enjoy it
Now the directions called to place the ingredients in a sauce pan in the order they are listed above but after finishing everything we came to two conclusions: the onions should've been sauteed first before throwing in the other ingredients, and the end result might taste better with vidalias. We'll try this again to see if there's an improvement.
So after everything gets tossed in there, turn up your stove top to medium heat until the concoction reaches the boiling point, then turn it down to low and let it simmer for 35-45 minutes. The smell of boiling off alcohol was...enticing...to say the least
Overall, I think it turned out just fine, the red onions are a little potent but that's forgivable. I'll definitely be trying this again when I find the time
Does anyone have any good BBQ/sauce recipes they've tried where I can put these two whiskeys to use?
either bourbon or whiskey with mixer of choice
These guys have a lot of recipes that use whiskey:
One of our favorites is the "Tennessee Whiskey Burgers". They are about the only burgers my wife will let me fix anymore.
The videos are really entertaining, and I learn a LOT from them, like how to do a bacon weave on a pork tenderloin.
Oh, and they believe in taking a swig of the whiskey you are cooking with, now and then. They call it "Pit Master Privilege".
The BBQ Pit Boys made me walk away from the computer my mouth was watering so bad
Oh, and and update to that original post, after letting the sauce sit for a little while the sting from those onions ain't quite so bad