Grant's Famous Midnight Grill BBQ Sauce Recipe -
Grant's Famous Midnight Grill BBQ Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Grant's Famous Midnight Grill BBQ Sauce

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"A sauce that's big, bold, and spicy. This one will keep them coming back for more."

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the barbeque sauce, whiskey, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, cayenne pepper, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion salt, oregano, red pepper flakes, sugar, ground black pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Cover, and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 01, 2012

I used Sweet Baby Ray's barbeque sauce in this recipe. I used onion powder instead of onion salt and brown sugar instead of white/granulated. I made no other changes. This turned out well--the spices all complemented each other well and the amount of red pepper flake was perfect. I missed the flavor that comes when a barbeque sauce is simmered on the stove, I think I would do that next time I make this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2015

Très chaud! Much of these spices are similar to what you would use for the Cajun pallet. I am glad that I took a taste of this prior to putting it on my chicken roast. Applaud the effort, but I simply can't eat it.


45 Ratings

Jun 11, 2003

This was a great recipe. I used a higher-quality bbq sauce (It was either Saz's or Corky's) and didn't add the whiskey as I don't generally like whiskey flavor. I've also been using spices bought at my local spice shop, making the a bit higher quality and fresher. My husband RAVED about this and used it on everything he could (chicken, ribs, mashed potatoes, rolls, I even caught him eating it straight out of the bowl at 2 AM). I asked how he liked it and he said it was fabulous, but could maybe use some whiskey (Impressive since he didn't know that it should have been in there, but hey, what do I know, I'm just the cook : - ) So, for next batch I'll get a small bottle of whiskey to try with it. ENJOY and THANK YOU GRANT!!!!

Jan 06, 2011

I've been using this for years with rave reviews. Great with anything, but a killer sauce on pulled pork and ribs. I use Masterpiece as a base. I substitute a smooth bourbon or rum for the scotch and omit the sugar.

Jan 17, 2006

Great recipe Grant. I use this everytime I make pulled pork. My friends and family cant get enough of it. Even those that normally shy away from the spicy recipes. I find that the KC Masterpiece original makes a very good base for this. Thanks again.

Jun 30, 2009

Never again will I use store baught BBQ sauce. This was wonderful! I used it on my BBQ ribs. Everyone raved over it! Thank you!!!!...New post! This is the BEST BBQ sauce. I use it on my rib in the end. Everyone, loves coming to my house when I make my ribs. You have to try it! Grant, you rock!

Dec 05, 2006

i really like what this recipe did for my bbq sauce. i don't like many bbq sauces because i don't care for the liquid smoke flavor. but i started with the jack daniels sauce and after refrigerating for a day, this was really mellowed out the liquid smoke flavor and left a good spicy sauce.

Aug 27, 2006

No need to make any changes to this one! It's one of my new favorites now!


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  • Calories
  • 48 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 333 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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