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southern peach, vidalia onion, and bourbon bbq sauce

(12 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Penelope Malcolm
Americus, GA

I've always loved BBQ sauces, so I made one for my family and friends representing the South. As you can see, I make enough to can and give away for gifts. This recipe makes six pints.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Sweet and tangy with just the right amount of spice, this is the ultimate barbecue sauce for all your summer cookouts. Bourbon, onions, and peaches are the base of this sauce and give it a robust flavor. Chipotle peppers and ground ancho chilies add a little kick. Use this homemade barbecue sauce when grilling this summer.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(12 ratings)
yield 12 cup(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern peach, vidalia onion, and bourbon bbq sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 c
    chopped Vidalia onions
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 c
    fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1 c
  • 2 sm
    chipotle chili peppers in Adobo, seeds removed
  • 1 c
  • 4 c
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 c
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground Ancho chili peppe
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper

How To Make southern peach, vidalia onion, and bourbon bbq sauce

Test Kitchen Tips
Vidalia onions are seasonal. Sweet yellow onions are a good substitute.
  • Heat butter and oil in a saucepan.
    Heat the butter and oil over medium heat in a 4-quart or larger saucepan.
  • Cook the onions.
    Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until the onions are translucent; about five minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic.
    Add the garlic and cook one minute longer.
  • Add peaches, chipotle peppers, and bourbon.
    Add the peaches, bourbon, and chipotle peppers and cook, stirring often, until the bourbon has almost completely cooked out; about ten minutes.
  • Pour peach mixture and water into a blender.
    Pour the mixture, along with the water, into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
    Blend until smooth.
  • Simmer over low heat.
    Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and lower the heat to low. Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often to keep the sauce from sticking and burning.
  • Place into pint jars and simmer in water.
    This recipe makes 6 pints. To can, fill the pint jars to within 1/8 inch of the top. Process in a water bath for 15 minutes.

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