Jen's Drunken Cherry BBQ Sauce

Jen Smallwood


a great way to get that deep rich flavor of cherries in your bbq sauce, great on ribs, chicken and even thick cut pork chops....


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yields about 3 1/2 cups
20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1/4 c
    whiskey (to your taste)
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 c
    fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 -3/4 c
    ketchup (to your taste)
  • 1/2 * 2/3 c
    packed brown sugar (to your taste)
  • 1/4 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp
    liquid smoke (optional)

How to Make Jen's Drunken Cherry BBQ Sauce


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in olive oil until tender. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 30 - 60 minutes or until cherries are tender and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.

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About Jen's Drunken Cherry BBQ Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Healthy

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