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T.G.I. Friday's Jack Daniels Dipping Sauce

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
41 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   2.5 cups

recipe id: 31808
cook method: stovetop
T.G.I. Friday's Jack Daniels Dipping Sauce Recipe
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1/3 cup diced red onions
1/2 teaspoon finely diced garlic
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup white grape juice
1/2 cup Jack Daniel's Black Label bourbon
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Cornstarch Slurry (Optional)

3 teaspoons cornstarch
3 teaspoons water


Blend all ingredients in medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 35 - 45 minutes.

Optional: Combine the cornstarch and water until smooth. Slowly add the cornstarch slurry stirring constantly until the correct consistency is reached.

Remove from heat.

cook's notes

Sauce is great with chicken fingers or other fried foods.

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19 calories, 0 grams fat, 3 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in fat.
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I used OJ instead, worcestshire, and liquid smoke- came out very good and definately will make again.

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Definitely use the lower sodium ingreidnets. I used low sodium soy sauce but not for the teryiyki and it was onthe salty side

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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).

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This is EXACTLY like TGI Fridays!

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Member since: May 9, 2010
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I've seen this recipe several times here but never ventured to try it until now. It's quite close to TGIFriday's if you use the lower sodium teriyaki and soy sauce.

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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!

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this is awesome! i love it! i used pineapple juice, and it came out better than tgi friday's. pretty much any whiskey will do, too.

my woman aint making soup for dinner anymore!

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Thank you for a nice recipe. I added some honey and it really made it nice and smooth.

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Member since: June 20, 2005
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Use as it say's Jack Daniels!
It's a brand name so there is only one!

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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?

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Awesome recipe... I was reading previous comments and everyone said it didn't make enough and it was salty so I doubled up the entire recipe. Instead of adding less soy and teriaki I added about 3/4 cup more brown sugar, about 1/4 cup regular sugar and went a little heavier on the onions and added a couple dashes of ceyenne pepper (gives it a great sweet and spicy kick)...
My family and friends can't get enough of the stuff. Now I have to make it in bulk and send it out in mason jars :0)

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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.

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