how to make jack daniels sauce | Family Cuisine

Jack Daniels Sauce is a recipe for a cream sauce made with Jack Daniel's whiskey, butter, flour, milk and sugar. It can be used in various dishes such as chicken fried steak or onion rings.

Copycat T.G.I. Friday’s Jack Daniels Grill Glaze

Oh yum, now this is a treat for you, Copycat T.G.I. Friday’s Jack Daniels Grill Glaze!! This glaze is thick and syrupy and perfect on ribs, chicken, shrimp or steak just like T. G. I. Friday’s does!! I got this recipe from our friend Eddie next door. He was kind enough to make this for us a few times and then share the recipe with me so I can share it with you all.

The original recipe though is from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur, I have now found out. Please visit Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Recipes to see all of his delicious recipes.

Grill glaze in a jar

How Do You Make JD Glaze?

Overhead shot of ingredients for Copycat TGI Fridays Grill Glaze

Lots of simple ingredients make up this amazing Jack Daniel’s sauce.

  • Head of Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Water
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • White Onion
  • Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Cayenne Pepper

Firstly you need to prepare the garlic. Preheat oven to 325F. Cut the top of the garlic head off, about 1/2″. Cut the root end so that the garlic will sit flat. Remove the papery skin of the outer layers of skin from the garlic but leave enough so the cloves stay together.

Drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil, place on a small casserole dish or baking pan. Bake it for 1 hour. Let it cool until you can handle then squeeze the sides and out comes the garlic cloves. Then press it into a paste and set aside.

Next to a medium pot over medium-high heat start to add the ingredients. Water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar go in. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer.

The roast garlic is next to be whisked in followed by the onion, crushed pineapple, Jack Daniels, lemon juice and the cayenne pepper.

Grill glaze ingredients in a pot with a whisk

Let the sauce come up to a boil and then reduce so that the mixture is just simmering for 40-50 min. or until the sauce has reduced by half. It should be thick and syrupy and coat the back of a wooden spoon.

Which Jack Daniels Sauce is Used at TGi Fridays?

Copycat TGI Fridays Grill Glaze with a wooden spoon coming out of a jar

This one is very similar to the one you will find at any of the many TGI Fridays across America.

For us up here in Canada where we don’t have this restaurant chain but love the goodness of their sauce, you can now make it at home!

Barbecuing can be year-round even in our cold climate especially if you do the ribs as we do.

Ribs on the BBQ being glazed

We like to cook the ribs slowly in the oven, 300F for 3 hours on a rack above a water bath covered tightly with foil. Here is the recipe on our BBQing With The Nolands site.

Ribs on the BBQ being basted with grill glaze

We cook them until they are almost falling off the bone (I still like a good bite to my ribs) then seasoned and slathered in sauce and finished on the BBQ. Delicious!! I find this glaze is best with ribs but you can also try it with chicken, turkey, salmon, steak, burgers, pork or whatever you like.

BBQ ribs slathered in grill glaze

Try this wonderful glaze next time you are looking for something different than BBQ sauce. You will love it!!

Overhead shot of ribs cut up with grill glaze

Get your BBQ out and enjoying the wonderful flavors again! Enjoy!!

TGI Fridays Jack Daniels Sauce

Old phott of ribs and the grill glaze

Here is our original photo taken from so many years ago. I have now updated all the pictures for you!!

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This Jack Daniels Grill Glaze is made famous from TGI Fridays restaurants and our copycat version can now be easily made at home!! #TGIFridays #grillglaze #BBQ

This Jack Daniels Grill Glaze is made famous from TGI Fridays restaurants and our copycat version can now be easily made at home!! #TGIFridays #grillglaze #BBQ

Copycat T.G.I. Friday’s Jack Daniels Grill Glaze Recipe

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