Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Recipe

bourbon barbecue sauce recipe

Our sweet and smoky bourbon barbecue sauce recipe is a quick barbecue sauce perfect for your grilled country style ribs or grilled barbecue chicken recipe for crepes. 

This sweet barbecue sauce recipe starts with two of our favorite ingredients: bacon and onions, which gives it a savory smokiness.

Next, we add the sweet: bourbon, peach preserves, and brown sugar. Yumm!

It's the perfect addition to your favorite grilled crepe filling recipes! 

North Carolina is home to some of the best barbecue on the planet. While pork is the meat of choice, opinions on the type of sauce literally split our state in half—east and west. Eastern North Carolinians prefer a vinegar-based sauce and those from the west prefer a sweeter, tomato-based sauce. This sauce is a combination of both of these traditions.


  • 2 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup of bourbon
  • ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (15 oz. )
  • 1 tsp of worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup of peach preserves
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¼ tsp of black pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Sauté bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Add onion and cook until transparent and softened, about 2 minutes. Deglaze pan with bourbon and apple cider vinegar.

Stir in sugar, worcestershire sauce, preserves, tomato sauce and seasonings. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Serve immediately over your favorite savory crepe filling recipes or reserve for later.

Yield: 2 ½ cups of sauce

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