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Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

By Traeger Kitchen

For a BBQ-style Thanksgiving feast, forget gravy & spoon this savory homemade BBQ sauce over Traeger smoked turkey.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

40 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
1/2 onion, minced
4 Clove garlic, minced
3/4 Fluid Ounce bourbon whiskey
1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper
1/2 Tablespoon Salt
2 Cup ketchup
1/4 Cup tomato paste
1/3 Cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/3 Teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set grill temperature to 350˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 2

    In a large skillet combine the onion, garlic, and whiskey. Simmer for 20 minutes on the Traeger or until onion is translucent.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


  • 3

    Mix in the ground black pepper, salt, ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce.

  • 4

    Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat on the Traeger to 225˚F and simmer for 20 more minutes.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C


  • 5

    Run sauce through a strainer if you prefer a smooth sauce. Use on your favorite BBQ recipes. Enjoy!

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