5 Minute Bourbon Beer BBQ Sauce

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Recipe: #1848

November 01, 2011

Categories: Sunday Dinner, ,

"I have a couple of good recipes for homemade BBQ sauce which I make often. However, sometimes, I just don't have the time or all the ingredients, so I jazz up a basic store bought brand. You can have a lot of fun by adding jams or jellies, pureed fruit, citrus or other fruit juice, liquors (such as bourbon, beer, grand manier, etc); lots of possibilities. This is one of my favorite combinations. It isn't a thick sauce, but more like a glaze; but it has lots of flavor. Excellent on chicken, ribs, pork tenderloins, etc."

Original is 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (130.7 g)
  • Calories 103.9
  • Total Fat - 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 5.5 mg
  • Sodium - 342.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 9.2 g
  • Protein - 3.8 g
  • Calcium - 25.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sauce ... Add the bourbon, beer and apple jelly to a small pot. Bring to a boil, and immediately reduce to a simmer. Add the BBQ sauce, mix, cook another minute to warm everything up. Let cool a few minutes before using. As I said, this is more a glaze vs a thick sauce.

Step 2

Glaze your favorite meats; ribs and chicken are my favorite. ENJOY!


No special items needed.

2 Reviews

Dippity Du Da Deb

Great sauce and one I will experiment with using different liquors and juices etc. Loved the flavors of the sauce on some super tender ribs and barbecued chicken. Yum!


(18 Jun 2021)


This is a tasty BBQ sauce. I love the simplicity of this recipe. Made for the Alphabet Soup Recipe Tag Game.


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(8 Aug 2012)

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