Need some opinions on my sauce who ain't family!!! Here is my recipe if any of you kind folks would like to give it a try and let me know what you think! It's a dark, almost like a sweet baby ray like sauce but not quite as thick. It is sweet and spicy, so use less brown sugar if you want is less sweet!
The "secret" ingredients in this sauce are bourbon and bacon...wait, the name gives that away doesn't it? I like to fry up 2 slices of thick cut bacon before starting the sauce and that will yield about 2 tbs of grease in most cases. For the bourbon, use your favorite, but I've had outstanding luck with Jim Beam Maple, which gives it a nice maple flavor! Tennessee honey works nice for a honey bbq flavor!
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Bourbon
2 tablepoons bacon grease
1 tablespoons worchestire sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (this is really to taste, I use a heaping 1/4 tsp not quite 1/2)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Simmer for 20 minutes on medium heat, but don't bring it to a boil.
Edited by gitaryzt1985 - 2/27/15 at 12:42pm