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T.G.I. Friday's® Jack Daniels® Sauce

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars

"The Jack Daniels® grill glaze is one of the most scrumptious sauces you will ever taste on just about any meat. Introduced in April of 1997, this glaze has become one of Friday's best-selling items. This versatile sweet-and-slightly-spicy sauce can be ordered on salmon, baby back ribs, steak, chicken, pork chops . . . even on chicken wings."
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Ingredients

1 h 55 m servings 152 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Cut about 1/2-inch from the top of the garlic head. Trim the roots so the garlic sits flat. Remove some of the outer layers of papery skin from the garlic, leaving enough so that the cloves stay together. Put garlic into a small casserole dish or baking dish, drizzle olive oil over it, and cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
  3. Roast garlic in preheated oven until the cloves are soft, about 1 hour.
  4. Stir brown sugar, pineapple juice, water, teriyaki sauce, and soy sauce together in a saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and keep at simmer.
  5. Squeeze sides of the garlic until the pasty roasted garlic emerges. Measure 2 teaspoons roasted garlic into the saucepan and incorporate into the sauce with a whisk. Reserve remaining roasted garlic for another use.
  6. Stir lemon juice, white onion, bourbon whiskey, pineapple, and cayenne pepper into the sauce; bring to a simmer and cook until the volume of the liquid reduces by half and is thick and syrup-like, 40 to 50 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use it to top your favorite meat, but if you're grilling, be sure to apply the sauce late in the cooking process just before taking the meat off the flame, since the sauce has a lot of sugar in it and will quickly burn. Oh, and don't forget to serve extra on the side.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the garlic. The actual amount of garlic consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 152 calories; 1.8 g fat; 32.8 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 467 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This sauce is the BOMB!!!! Exactly like TGI Fridays. Will absolutely make it again!!!

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Lovely but not like tgi - to make it bang on make the following changes: Do not use the onion - it kills the sauce . The garlic is more than enough. Use standard size garlic and not roasting s...

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Lovely but not like tgi - to make it bang on make the following changes: Do not use the onion - it kills the sauce . The garlic is more than enough. Use standard size garlic and not roasting s...

This sauce is the BOMB!!!! Exactly like TGI Fridays. Will absolutely make it again!!!

I used this recipe to the exact directions, and it came out perfect. Although I suggest you pull it off the burner after simmering in low for about 20-30 min, put in fridge to cool down and then...

Made this and glazed some smoked beef back ribs. Knocked everyone's socks off! Glazed turned out perfectly. I may have simmered it a little too long, so when it cooled, it was way too thick. Fl...

BF loved it, "just like Friday's". My glaze was a bit thin but it worked out just fine.

I have made this several times just as specified. My family says that the chicken I make with this glaze is the best thing they have ever had in their lives. We love it! Follow the recipe to a T...

A good wing sauce! Big hit!

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Exactly like TGIFridays!! Love it!