How to Make Smoky bourbon barbecue sauce

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  • 200g tomato paste
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 60ml bourbon
  • 45ml apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
Per serving
Calories: 120 kcal
Proteins: 1.5 g
Fats: 2.5 g
Carbohydrates: 20 g
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  • In a medium saucepan, combine the tomato paste, brown sugar, bourbon, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until well combined, ensuring there are no lumps in the sauce.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce cook for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings, sweetness, or spiciness according to your preference.
  • Once the sauce reaches the desired consistency, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly.
  • Transfer the smoky bourbon barbecue sauce to a clean, airtight container and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Smoky bourbon barbecue sauce pairs wonderfully with a variety of grilled or smoked meats. It is perfect for basting ribs, chicken, pork chops, or even brisket during cooking. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for chicken wings, grilled vegetables, or as a glaze for meatloaf.

The smoky bourbon barbecue sauce is a rich, flavorful, and tangy condiment with a delightful balance of sweetness and smokiness. The addition of bourbon adds a unique depth of flavor, making it stand out from regular barbecue sauces. Its versatility allows it to enhance the taste of various meats, making it a favorite among barbecue enthusiasts.

Facts about the Sauce:

  1. Barbecue sauces originated in the United States, where different regions have their own distinctive styles and flavor profiles.
  2. The use of bourbon in this sauce adds a distinct smoky and caramelized note, elevating its complexity.
  3. The smoky bourbon barbecue sauce can be made in larger batches and stored for several weeks in the refrigerator.
  4. This sauce can be customized by adjusting the level of spiciness, sweetness, or smokiness to suit individual tastes.
  5. Apart from its use as a marinade or glaze, this sauce can also be used as a condiment to drizzle over burgers or sandwiches for an extra punch of flavor.
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