This Texan style homemade BBQ sauce tastes amazing. It works as a glaze, dipping sauce or cooking sauce. Make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 months.
Texan Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Sauces and Marinades
Homemade BBQ sauce and glaze beats shop bought every time. This sauce transforms your bbq dish. Use this sauce as a marinade or a sauce. We like to use sauce squeezy bottles.
4 tablespoons sriracha
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 cups ketchup
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup bourbon Whiskey (we like Jim Bean)
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch of smoked salt
Mix all the wet ingredients together in a bowl and add the dry ingredients and mix together.
Use as a marinade for pork ribs, pork shoulder, pork butt, a whole chicken or chicken wings.
Marinate the meat for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
Wipe off the excess sauce before cooking.
Skip the marinating step if the meat will be cooked at a high heat as the sugar will burn the outside before the inside has a chance to cook. Instead, use the bbq sauce as a glaze every 30 minutes in the cooking process.
If smoking is part of the cooking process for the meat, smoke the meat for one to two hours before adding the bbq sauce. Apply the sauce in thin layers as a glaze or pour the bbq sauce all over the meat and leave to cook.
This sauce is extremely versatile. Use it during cooking or as a condiment when serving or do both.
The sauce will last a long time in the fridge: up to 3 months if stored in a sealed container.