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Smokin' Jack BBQ Sauce

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"A slightly smoky and tangy sauce with a kick at the end. Goes great with beef, pork, and chicken. Try it on a pulled pork sandwich with some sweet cabbage slaw."
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55 m servings 104
Original recipe yields 40 servings (11 cups)


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  1. Combine the ketchup, chipotle peppers in their sauce, apple cider vinegar, molasses, onion powder, garlic powder, ground mustard, smoked paprika, coriander, salt, black pepper, brown sugar, whiskey, and liquid smoke flavoring in a large pot, and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook the sauce for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to low and simmer 15 more minutes, stirring often. Use immediately or refrigerate.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 104 calories; 1 21.1 0.9 0 701 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very good. I used tomato sauce instead of ketchup. The BBQ sauce was awesome. I added some cayenne pepper as well.

Most helpful critical review

I cut the recipe in 4 and left out the whisky because I didn't have any. It tasted a little bland. I added extra of everything except the ketchup.

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Very good. I used tomato sauce instead of ketchup. The BBQ sauce was awesome. I added some cayenne pepper as well.

I smoked three pork butts, went out on a limb and made this sauce. It was AWESOME. I'll surely keep this recipe as a staple. Everyone loves it! The only thing I changed was the sugar, adding 3/4...

I made this recipe after another AR member, What's, for dinner, mom? raved about it. I made it as written using every ingredient listed. The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce really add some kic...

Fantastic! I cut the servings down to 10. I used home made ketchup I make for the hubs - no salt and very little sugar. I added 1/2 cup whiskey and used my own brown sugar recipe as well as h...

great suace for pulled pork!! nice balance. added a half cup of orange juice for a bit thinner sauce. great stuff.

Love it, omitted the coriander because I didn't have any on hand. Love the smokiness from the chipotle peppers and liquid smoke. Thanks for sharing, very tasty on my pulled pork sandwich!!!!

Very good. Smoky and sweet with just a hint of heat from the chipotle. Mixed with shredded pork roast and served for yummy dinner sandwiches. We topped our sandwiches with provel cheese and smo...

I'm pretty sure I just ate about 1/4 cup of this sauce with a spoon. It is so good! I had some leftover chipotle peppers and adobo sauce that I had to use up and I'm glad I chose this recipe. ...