Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Here's a nice easy BBQ sauce with Bourbon which gives a nice, rich bold flavor, with a hint of vanilla from the Kentucky Bourbon:

Ingredients:

  • 1 small bottle (16 oz) ketchup
  • 1/4 cup plain yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Kentucky Bourbon (I used Evan Williams: not too expensive, but real sour mash bourbon)
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 TBSP molasses
  • 3 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP hot sauce ( I used Sriracha)
  • 1 TBSP bacon grease
  • Ground black pepper to taste (1/2 - 1 tsp)
  • Kosher salt to taste (1-2 tsp)
Directions:
  • Add onion, garlic, and bacon grease to sauce pan, and saute until onion is clear.
  • Add bourbon, and simmer until reduced by half.
  • Add ALL the other ingredients and bring to low boil, then reduce to a very low simmer for 20 mins. 
  • Stir frequently so the sugars don't scorch
  • Blend until smooth (optional)

BBQ Rub

OK, I have been kicking around a new, simple rub, and this one is pretty good. As always, its published under the BBQOSL. This is for a small batch, say 1-2 slabs of ribs:

  • 1 TBSP fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 TBSP kosher salt (you may want less if the meat is pumped like cryovac ribs)
  • 1-1/2 TSP garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 TSP onion powder
  • 1-1/2 TSP turbinado sugar (or brown if that's what you have)
  • 1 TSP paprika


Mix with fingers and rub away! Its a great all-purpose rub.

Friday, April 25, 2014

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