BBQ: Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

posted by Polar Bear 07-05-101 1:09 PM

from a recipe in Jamison & Jamison's Smoke & Spice
Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

1 medium minced onion
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons peanut oil
6 tablespoons bourbon (or other whiskey)
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons dark molasses
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Saute onion in butter and peanut oil until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in bourbon, ketchup, orange juice, maple syrup, molasses, Worcestershire sauce and salt and black pepper. Simmer 45 minutes. Baste meat in smoker if desired. Return sauce to heat and simmer until reduced by 1/3, another 45 minutes.

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