Recipe courtesy of James Murphy

Barefoot BBQ Hang Ten BBQ Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: About 4 cups
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8 tablespoons butter

1 cup minced onions 

2 tablespoons salt

4 cloves garlic, pressed 

1 whole lemon, seeded and minced, including peel 

3/4 cup brown sugar 

1/4 cup chili powder 

2 tablespoons black pepper 

1/3 cup molasses 

1/3 cup Worcestershire 

1/4 cup white vinegar 

32 ounces ketchup 

6 1/2 ounces tomato juice 

6 1/2 ounces vegetable juice, such as V8 

1 1/2 ounces bourbon, such as Jim Bean 


  1. Melt the butter in a kettle or large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, garlic and lemons. Mix well. Add the brown sugar, chili powder and black pepper. Mix well. Add the molasses, Worcestershire and white vinegar. Mix well. Add the ketchup, tomato juice and vegetable juice. Mix well. Cook for 40 minutes, then turn off the kettle or heat and let sit for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the bourbon and mix well.