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Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce
Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce


Our Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce is sweet with a hint of spicy heat, a kiss of Smokey bacon and a splash of bourbon. This is a thick and rich sauce that is good on beef, pork, chicken and your fingers!

Kansas City BBQ sauce is a delicious, super simple and beautiful sauce that goes well with anything on the grill. There is no right or wrong way to make your own BBQ sauce. BBQ sauce is like Salsa, every family has their own recipe. They all have the same basic building blocks of tomato sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and molasses. By adding or changing some of the ingredients you can create a whole new sauce of your own.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme.  Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce
A BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Stove Top

Ingredients: Smokey Bourbon Garlic K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

  • 3 cups Garlic & Onion pasta sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups Apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup Bourbon
  • ¼ cup bacon drippings
  • 2 Tbsp. tamarind paste
  • 2 Tbsp. smoked minced garlic (we smoke our garlic, use what you have)
  • 1 Tbsp. hickory-flavored liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp. dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp. Chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper

Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce
A BBQ Sauce Recipe

Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce
Place All of Your Ingredients into a Sauce Pot


Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce
Simmer Until Blended

Cooking Directions:
Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce

Place all of your ingredients into a heavy saucepan and simmer until blended. Slowly bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until thick and richly flavored, about 15 minutes or so, stirring often.


The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for weeks.

Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce
A BBQ Sauce Recipe

Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce
Let Cool


Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce
Time to Start the Grill

Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce
A BBQ Sauce Recipe

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Green Mountain, Sawtooth, Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger 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.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can do our recipes on any grill, even some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

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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Ken & Patti

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