This simple homemade bourbon barbecue sauce takes less than 10 minutes to make and works perfectly for dipping or marinating. Get the recipe now.
When I was in elementary school there were two types of kids: McDonald’s chicken nuggets kids and Burger King chicken nuggets kids.
I was a Burger King fan for one important reason: out of all the chicken nuggets, Burger King’s tasted the best with barbecue sauce.
As much as I loved putting ketchup on my hot dogs and burgers, when it came to chicken, I preferred smoky, sweet barbecue sauce.
Unlike ketchup, there are multiple types of barbecue sauce and even more recipe variations of each type.
While there are tons of articles online about which sauce to pair with certain types of foods and cooking styles, many of us choose our BBQ sauce based on the taste.
Personally, I’m more of a Memphis BBQ sauce fan as it’s less sweet than Kansas City sauce and has a bit more vinegar and tomato flavor.
This homemade bourbon barbecue sauce recipe is far from an authentic version of any of these sauces. Instead, it’s more of a blend of West Carolina and Memphis style.
It’s also not meant to be a show-stopper sauce, but rather a simple weeknight-friendly recipe that perfect for adding to a crockpot to make pulled pork or dipping homemade chicken nuggets into.
If you’re wondering how bourbon-y this sauce is, let me assure that you will definitely taste the bourbon.
So, if you’re not a fan of bourbon or are making this for kiddos, you can simply substitute water in for the bourbon. You may also want to up the maple syrup a bit as well for a tad more sweetness.
Despite having a couple more 80-degree days here in Denver this past week, it looks like Fall is going to be in full swing this weekend – possibly even feeling winterish up in the mountains with a chance of snow!
Bry and I are headed up to the cabin for the weekend and are keeping our fingers crossed for snow. As much as I loved napping in the hammock this summer, I’m so ready for hot cocoa weather and playing board games while snow falls outside.
So here’s a toast to adding some warmth to these gradually cooling days!
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