Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Bourbon Barbeque Sauce


his bourbon sauce might just become your favourite barbecue condiment. Make sure you use homemade ketchup rather than a shop bought variety to avoid overloading on salt and sugar.

healthy bourbon barbecue sauce by london nutritional therapist tracy tredoux

Makes 1½ cups


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup homemade ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • hot sauce, to taste
  • ¼ cup xylitol
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized saucepan. Add chopped onion and sauté for 2 minutes until browned.
  2. Add ketchup, lemon juice, mustard, a dash of hot sauce (to taste), xylitol, bourbon, and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Stir and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  4. Turn heat down to medium low and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and blend to a smooth consistency.
  6. Serve chilled for best taste