Sweet Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Jennifer Enders


With the 4th of July coming up, we are all getting ready to grill. It's always a big party and it just wouldn't be the same without this sauce dripping off the ribs (and hands, faces, etc..).


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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1/3 c
finely chopped onion
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 c
fresh pitted sweet cherries, chopped
1/2 c
1/4 c
chili sauce
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
cider vinegar
2 tsp
dijon mustard
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper

How to Make Sweet Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce


  • 1In a med. saucepan, cook the onion and garlic in hot oil over med. heat for about 5 min. or until onion is tender.
  • 2Stir in cherries, bourbon, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, cider vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  • 3Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 min. or until the mixture reaches the desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • 4Brush the sauce on beef, pork, or poultry during the last 10 min. of grilling.

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About Sweet Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #sauce, #barbeque

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