1/3 cup diced red onions 1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce 1/3 cup white grape juice 1/2 cup Jack Daniel's 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce ***Cornstarch Slurry*** 3 teaspoons cornstarch 3 teaspoons water
Mix the above ingredients together except the cornstarch slurry and simmer gently for 35 minutes. Combine the cornstarch and water until smooth. Slowly add the cornstarch slurry stirring constantly until the correct consistency is reached.
This sauce is very tasty and I think it's a pretty good clone but welcome feedback so we can make it even better!!!
22 calories, 0 grams fat, 4 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams proteinper tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
shared by: Kyoku, Kent, UK
ratings & reviews
Oct 22, 2013
I tried some of the alterations mentioned to see what gets it closest to TGI's version. I tried both pineapple juice and white wine in place of the white grape juice and I think a slightly tart white wine works the best. I also put the red onions and garlic in the food processor and pureed them until really fine. The JD sauce I remember didn't have chunks in it. I didn't try adding soy sauce as someone else mentioned but I will try that next. It's close as I've tried it so far (so close that I might not get it closer so I might live with what I've tried so far).
Jul 1, 2013
This is EXACTLY like TGI Fridays!
Jul 23, 2012
Jack Daniels sauce at Friday's has always been one of my favorites. This recipe was right on ....although I did use pineapple juice in place of white grape and I added 2 teaspoons of molasses .....excellent!
Aug 10, 2010
kyoku Member since: June 20, 2005
Use as it say's Jack Daniels!
It's a brand name so there is only one!
Aug 9, 2010
I just want to make sure that I get the correct sauce; So, what kind of Jack Daniel's should I be using?
Apr 7, 2010
I have used the recipe for some time and every one who has tasted it has said it's the best, I have made a few changes over the years, one is using white wine instead of the grape juice, in the past if I ever have any left over I frozen it for later user.
Feb 22, 2009
It was great, but I did alter it a little. I used pineapple juice instead of white grape and cayenne pepper instead of tabasco sauce. I also added a little soy sauce to counter act the sweetness. I left out the corn starch and just simmered it longer, about 45-60 minutes then put it through a sive so I would not have any onion pieces in the sauce (my daughter wont eat anything that has onions visable). But all and all I thought that it was an excellent recipe, just like the real deal at TGI Fridays. Thanks!
Nov 10, 2007
Awesome recipe! I scaled down the brown sugar because it was too sweet, and added slightly more tabasco. I serve this in my restaurant over Sirloin, New York Strip, and Chicken! Customers LOVE it! Great tossed with fried shrimp on the side too!
Aug 26, 2007
kyoku Member since: June 20, 2005
Thanks for the reviews everyone, Cindi can't quite work yours out though, as you say you used 1 cup of sugar because 2 is too sweet , but the recipe only says half a cup ( 1/2 )so you still used too much. Also the recipe only says 1/2 a teaspoon of tobasco not a tablespoon.Not sure if i'm missing something here! as I can't quite work that one out.
Aug 21, 2007
Wow this was great. We went to Friday's for lunch and I wanted more of the Jack Sauce on my grilled chicken for dinner! It was amazing. Although, when I made it, I forgot to put in the Brown Sugar (all of it) and I could not tell the differance between lunch (real) and dinner (fake) sauces.
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