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Our delicious, homemade Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce is sweet and rich with a kick of spicy, smoky flavor!If you’ve been a reader of A Family Feast for a while, then you may already know that my husband Jack is a fan of making his own homemade barbecue sauces. Counting today’s delicious Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce, we have a total of eight homemade barbecue sauce recipes on our website right now. (And there’s no doubt in my mind – more will be coming!)
How do you make this homemade barbecue sauce?This Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce is sweet, rich and delicious! Peach slices (fresh or frozen will work) are combined with sautéed onions, jalapeno pepper, and bourbon, then simmered together with a little bit of water until the peaches are super tender. Next, the cooked peaches are blended with molasses, honey, soy sauce, and both apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar – plus a variety of seasonings. Then the sauce is simmered until thickened – and the flavors both intensify and meld together into one fantastic homemade barbecue sauce! Homemade barbecue sauces are a lot of fun to make and this Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce is one of Jack’s best! Better yet – it’s made with lots of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen – so anyone can make this delicious Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce at home!
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup finely diced red onion
2 tablespoons finely diced jalapeno pepper
¼ cup bourbon
1 pound frozen peaches (or fresh peaches that have been pitted, peeled and sliced)
1 ½ cups water, divided
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons tomato paste
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon dry mustard
Pinch cayenne powder
¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
In a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat and add onion and jalapeno. Cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
Add bourbon and cook for one minute to evaporate.
Add peaches and 1 cup of the water and cook for 10 minutes until tender.
Pour the contents of the pan into a food processor and puree until smooth then return to the pan along with all of the other ingredients.
Cook over medium heat until desired thickness. We cooked ours for about five minutes.
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