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


  • 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


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