Are you a DIY’er? When it comes to fixing and building things around my home, I’m not so much. But when it comes to cooking . . . definitely!
Well this very summery BBQ sauce is so quick and easy to make. The two main flavors here are sweet, fresh yellow peaches and my favorite straight bourbon whiskey. No ketchup here. This is simply a beautiful puree of sweet peaches, onions, garlic, honey, brown sugar, Dijon, white balsamic vinegar, chili powder, pepper sauce, and let’s not forget that delicious whiskey! Simmer for just 30 minutes and you have a sauce that is sweet, spicy, rich and tangy!
Just like tomatoes, at the end of the summer, I seem to accumulate an abundance of peaches. And I can’t believe I’m going to say this but . . . you can only eat so many peach pies! Why not put those extra peaches in a BBQ sauce!
This sauce is not overly sweet. Actually the peaches give this bbq sauce such a bright, fresh flavor.
And you know, just like salad dressings, home made BBQ sauces can be so diverse. This peach-bourbon combo is amazing. But you might want to try my Hawaiian Pineapple BBQ Sauce or my BBQ Sauce with Bacon! All very different but equally luscious!
This peachy BBQ sauce can be slathered on anything, really. And it makes a yummy dipping sauce as well!
- 6 ripe peaches, peeled, quartered and cut into chunks
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- ½ cup of your favorite bourbon or whiskey (I love Woodford Reserve)
- ⅓ cup of white balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup of dark brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of honey
- 2 Tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 Tablespoon of butter
- 1 teaspoon of pepper sauce
- ½ teaspoon of chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of tomato paste
- several grinds of fresh cracked pepper
- Place the butter and vegetable oil in a large saute pan.
- Add the onions and saute over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, until they soften.
- Add the minced garlic and chopped peaches and continue to saute another 3-4 minutes.
- Add the vinegar, bourbon, brown sugar, honey, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, chili powder, tomato paste and a few grinds of pepper.
- Continue to saute until the ingredients are combined.
- Carefully place the contents of the pan into a blender or food processor.
- Process until all the ingredients are pureed together.
- Pour the sauce back into a sauce pan and simmer on low for about 30 minutes.
- Adjust seasonings to taste.
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