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Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce


Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce Recipe, a delicious, easy and beautiful sauce to have in your kitchen that goes well with anything on the grill. “Because everything is better with bacon”!

This is a great BBQ sauce. It also works great as a dipping sauce. It can be served either hot or cold.

The building blocks of most BBQ sauces are ketchup, apple cider vinegar and dark brown sugar. These together are good, but it’s easy to make them into something extra special. 

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Ingredients: Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce 

  • ¼ pound pepper bacon
  • 1 ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup minced sweet onion
  • ¼ cup A-1 sauce
  • ¼ cup bourbon, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. dark molasses
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic (we used our smoked garlic)
  • 2 Tbsp. Chili powder, we used chipotle chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp hot mustard powder

Cooking Directions: Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce 

I like to cut the bacon into about 2-inch pieces for cooking in a saucepan. I think it makes for easier handling with recipes like this. We use ends and pieces a lot in recipes where you don’t need a whole strip.

Cook the bacon to taste and add the smoked garlic and diced onion. Cook until onion is soft.

Let cool a bit and put it into a blender or food processor for a smoother sauce. If you want a chunky sauce skip this step. If you want a chunky stile sauce just dice the bacon and onions to the size you want.

Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes blending everything together and the sauce thickens.

Store  in the refrigerator or freezer until needed.

Note: If the bacon and onions are too hot when you blend it, it will blow the top off and you will have “Hot” BBQ sauce everywhere. Don’t ask how I know this…

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Cook the Bacon


Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Add Smoked Garlic and Onion


Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Cook Until Onions are Soft

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce
For A Smoother Sauce Blend the Onions and Bacon


Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Place Everything into the Sauce Pot Until Blended

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Thick and Smooth

Bacon Bourbon BBQ

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We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Sawtooth, Royall, Memphis, Traeger wood pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

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Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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