Bison Council

Bison Recipes

Best Ever Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This savory glazing sauce works really well on any grilled bison meat. It has a nice sweet smoky flavor and caramelizes to a crusty texture. You can make it up to one week in advance and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. However, we have to admit limited success with the make-ahead option, because it seems to disappear long before we get to use it…

Best Ever Bourbon BBQ Sauce
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  • 2 cups ketchup
  • ½ cup mild flavor molasses
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ Spanish onion, finely diced


  1. Combine all ingredients in a heavy large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce to simmer and cook uncovered until sauce thickens and flavors blend.
  4. This takes about an hour. Stir frequently while cooking to avoid sticking or burning the bottom of the pan.
  5. Use immediately or chill in sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.