Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

I feel like I am constantly looking for a great BBQ place here in Phoenix, and I have yet to be impressed. Have you seen Prince George's latest outing? That's the face he would make if he tried to go out to BBQ with me. But then that would also mean that I was searching for pulled pork sandwiches with a baby. So there's a small insight as to where my mind wanders to at any given moment in a day. Sure there are places that are good, but I want legendary. I want to be able to rave about it so much that I make people annoyed with how much I love it. But such a place does not exist to me. Not yet. And until I find that hidden gem of a place, I will continue to make my own. Because who doesn't like some booze with their BBQ?

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

  • 2 cups plain tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp. tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 cup bourbon/whiskey (I used Maker's Mark)
  • 1/4 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 2 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. bacon salt

In a medium sized sauce pan add your garlic, tomato sauce, and coconut sugar over medium heat. Stir or whisk until the coconut sugar completely dissolves.

Then add the apple cider vinegar, tamari, bourbon, liquid smoke, chili powder, and bacon salt. Stir well and bring to a boil. 

Reduce heat to a simmer and allow the mixture to thicken for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Remove the BBQ sauce form the heat and allow to cool before placing into an airtight container in the fridge. Will stay fresh fo
Recipe by So Let's Hang Out



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