Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce
A perfect summer sauce goes beyond meats and vegetables. What’s even more appealing is when it’s made with our favorite summer fruit, a peach! We recently discovered a bourbon peach BBQ sauce recipe and had to give it the #LEVOmade upgrade.
Known for its juiciness and sweet taste, peaches are rich in vitamin A. The fruit offers surprising health benefits that have been known to aid in protection from lung and oral cancers. They contain many important minerals, one being potassium. Potassium helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure, which are so valuable to maintaining one’s general health.
So read on if wellness is a part of your saucin’.
2 tbsp vegetable oil (for infusing)
1 cup finely diced red onion
2 tbsp finely diced dried or fresh jalapeno pepper
¼ cup bourbon
1 pound fresh peaches that have been pitted, peeled and sliced (you can use frozen peaches, too!)
1 ½ cups water, divided
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp molasses
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp tomato paste
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp dry mustard
Pinch cayenne powder
¼ tsp liquid smoke
Pack LEVO Pod with a combined 2-3 tbsp of fresh or dried jalapeno pepper
Begin infuse cycle at 175 F – 185 F for 60-120 minutes in vegetable oil
After infusion is complete, heat sauce pain with jalapeno-infused vegetable oil and cook the onions. (Feel free to include additional jalapenos!) Cook until soft.
Add bourbon and cook for one minute to evaporate.
Add peaches and 1 cup of the water and cook for 10 minutes until tender.
Pour the contents of the pan into a food processor and puree until smooth then return to the pan along with all of the other ingredients.
Cook over medium heat until desired thickness, roughly about 5 minutes.
Think we’re about ready to slather this on everything in sight! How about you?
And as always, share what you make with @LEVO_Oil and be sure to tag it with #LEVOmade.