Smokin' Jack BBQ Sauce Recipe -
Smokin' Jack BBQ Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Smokin' Jack BBQ Sauce

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"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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Original recipe makes 11 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  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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Jun 20, 2011

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

Dec 29, 2011

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 cup instead of a full cup. It produced as the perfect blend of ingredients and worked beautifully on pulled pork! Thanks for sharing!

Sep 20, 2010


Jul 31, 2012

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 kick to the sauce. It gets a little warmer the longer it sits. I used this on 'The Best Baby Back Ribs You'll EVER Eat' a personal recipe of Christina. My DS loves this sauce and has used the leftover sauce on everything, i.e.: brats, hamburgers, baked beans, pork chops. He wants me to make him a batch before going back to college this fall. Thanks BIG CHAD for sharing your recipe. It is a keeper in this house.

Jul 14, 2012

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 home made spicy mustard. I added more vinegar to make up for the lack of salt and some tang I like. I skipped the liquid smoke all-together as it sounded excessive and the peppers had plenty of smokiness. I added black pepper and a dash of crushed red. No salt. I will cut the sugar back a bit next time - possibly use apple juice in place of the whiskey just to try it. I cooked it until thick and it darkened up. It is delicious and very spicy - but we like hot. The recipe is amendable and you can taste and adjust along the way. I used on BSCB but think it would be great on ribs or on a pulled pork sandwich. Everyone loved it and will add this to our list of staples!

Oct 13, 2010

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!!!!

Jan 07, 2011

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

Jul 16, 2013

Very good, Thanks!! Definitely a mega keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 701 mg
  • 28%

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

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