Honey Bourbon Fire Sauce

Honey Bourbon Fire Sauce


"This recipe is not for weak-hearted individuals! This marinade/sauce will light your fire! A flavor unequaled by even Kenny Rogers."


50 m servings 146 cals
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Original recipe yields 28 servings



  • Calories:
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 32g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 324 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic for 10 to 15 minutes, or until onion is caramelized. Reduce heat to low and pour in about 1 cup of bourbon to deglaze the pan. Return saucepan to medium high heat, add the remaining bourbon, and bring to a slow boil for 5 to 10 minutes, allowing the alcohol to cook out of the bourbon.
  2. Add the honey, picante sauce, hot pepper sauce, tomato paste, tomato-vegetable juice and ground black pepper and stir well. Bring this mixture to a slow, rolling boil for about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and cool in the refrigerator.
  3. Marinate your meat in a separate large, nonporous bowl for 3 to 4 hours, pouring sauce over meat. Boil remaining sauce for 10 minutes and serve with meat, if desired. Discard any excess marinade.
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  1. 12 Ratings


this is by far the best sauce I have ever tasted!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never realized how much taste bourbon would add. I love this taste. my only correction to make it a little more friendly for kids...

I made the recipe exactly as posted. The sauce came out excellent. I love the taste. But it really makes a lot of it. but that is ok, becuase i really experiment alot with it. I grilled with it...

GREAT Sauce! I wasn't sure what to do with it once I made it so I just marinated chicken breasts in the sauce overnight then cooked them at 375 for about 35 mins. and what a delicious meal! I ...

Very good! I used 32 oz of my own homemade salsa and added minced garlic. Perfect. I used this recipe in a rib cook off and subbed regular V8 instead of the hot&spicy and used a medium salsa and...

This was the first time I have ever made any sauce. We ended up marinating chicken and jumpo shrimp as well in this and it came out great! It's sweet but it catches you off guard with the spic...

This was ok. Too much mexican flavor to use for bbq. I toned that down with dried chipolte flakes. The sweet/hot thing was nice...sweet at first with a spicy finish.

WOW!!! It's hot but not tongue killing taste-bud dulling hot. Wonderful flavor. Not for the weak of heart.....or tummy.

I only made half the recipe amount since I wasn't sure about how it would turn out. Sadly, we didn't care too much for it. Felt that there were too many flavors going on and more of a Mexican ta...

I used leftover salsa from mexican takeout and I used cheap bourbon. Even with the changes this is good. I was doubtful because of the salsa but it came out good. Its not for kiddos though but t...