Hickery smoked ribs in jameson BBQ sauce

Jameson BBQ Sauce Recipe

This is a homemade, sweet and sticky Jameson BBQ Sauce Recipe. This can be knocked up in no time at all and tastes better than most bottled BBQ sauces.

It’s World Whisky Day today so what better way to share this amazing BBQ sauce recipe I created this week. If I’m honest, I didn’t have all the ingredients needed on the recipe I’d planned to follow. I had some Jameson whisky in the cupboard and used this instead of Bourbon. I added a few spices, and sauces to some tomatoes and apple cider vinegar. The result was incredible!

World Whisky day falls on the third Saturday of May every year. Whilst I’m not a huge whisky drinker (I like the occasional glass) I thought it would be rude not to make a whiskey-based sauce.

It’s important to use a good BBQ sauce when cooking good cuts of meat, as the sauce can be overpowering and ruin the flavour of your food if it’s not right.

Some of you may know that it’s national BBQ next week here in the UK, so that may give you a hint of what’s in store for next week.

Jameson BBQ Sauce Recipe

Hickery smoked ribs in jameson BBQ sauce

This is a Jameson flavoured sticky, smokey BBQ sauce recipe. I've tried Jack Daniels BBQ sauce before but only had Jameson in. This tastes amazing and can be made in batches

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 tbsp Smoked paprika 
  • 4 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp HP sauce
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2tbsp Mustard powder
  • 200g Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Worcester sauce 
  • 4 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Garlic clove crushed


  1. Heat a large saucepan on a medium heat, add the olive oil and diced onion and cook for 5-6 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the crushed garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve when cooled, and can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

This is calculated by Nutritionix and not 100% accurate

The recipe above is, in fact, a competition entry! Earlier on in the week, I’d stumbled across an Instagram post outlining the competition. I quickly went to Waitrose to grab some ribs. Luckily, for £3.50 I stumbled across these bad boys. Organic, free-range meaty individual ribs.

If you could kindly vote for me – there is a link here where you can vote for my ribs 🙂 https://www.olehickorypits.com/contestants/entry-tt/

I’ll be sharing the full recipe next week when the competition has been drawn.

If you’ve not got time to make a Jameson BBQ Sauce recipe then there are one or two good suppliers in the UK. My favourite BBQ sauce is Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce. It’s the only bottled sauce that as good as this recipe but you can’t get it from all supermarkets! You can get it below, online from Amazon (affiliated link).

This sauce goes really well with my Buttermilk Chicken Burger recipe. Check it out below:

Or if you’re feeling really naughty then spoon some on a Double Bacon Cheeseburger!

Thanks for checking out this recipe! We have lots more comfort food coming next week including Hickory Smoked Ribs, Bacon Cheeseburger, Beef Brisket, Oak Smoked Pulled Pork just to name a few.

Watch this space and in the meantime check out some of our latest posts:

Thanks for reading.
Ped x

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