Bill and I were at Barnett and Son Brewery for lunch – actually, we went to Barnett for beer and brought in Culver’s for lunch (look for a blog on this amazing local brewery in the near future). I brought my iPad to plan our meals for the week and hit the grocery store on the way home. If you dread the task of meal planning for the week, doing so with your husband over a glass of German-style Hefeweizen makes it so much more enjoyable.
Typically, my meal choices are inspired from magazines and cooking shows, but today, I decided to use Pinterest for ideas. We knew we wanted to grill this week, so I started with sauces. I immediately found one that was a knock-off of TGIF’s Jack Daniels Sauce. In an earlier post, I had made a Honey Sriracha Glaze for chicken that reminded me of TGIF, so I was intrigued by this one.
I followed the recipe exactly, except I added Breckenridge Bourbon, locally made in the great state of Colorado and I replaced the Tabasco sauce with Sriracha. Bill coated the chicken about 10 minutes before they were done turned them once and coated again. We poured the sauce over the top before serving. My family could not stop raving about it, I thought they were going to lick the plates clean. “Best sauce ever”.
Original recipe found here: TGIF Jack Daniels Sauce
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups of brown sugar lightly packed
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup of whiskey
- Combine all ingredients in a 2 quart saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until starting to thicken. Stirring every couple of minutes. Allow to cool and brush on grilled meat. Can also be applied 10 minutes before removing meat from the grill to enhance the flavor!
- Great for grilled salmon, beef and chicken.