On one of our shelves is a big bottle of bourbon. I have no idea why we have it, how it ended up there or who’s going to drink it because neither of us in the household drink bourbon. I’ve now discovered the perfect reason to keep this bottle of bourbon around – Bourbon BBQ Sauce. I had no idea how easy it was to make such a delicious BBQ sauce.
Bourbon BBQ Sauce
from What the Hell Does a Vegan Eat? 
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 1/2 tsp fresh ground mustard seeds (or mustard powder)
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup bourbon
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
In a large fry pan over medium heat, heat oil and saute onion and garlic until translucent. Add salt, mustard, parsley and paprika and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer on low for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool, then puree in blender until smooth. Use immediately, or store in refrigerator for up to a week.
I drizzled some BBQ sauce on some seitan then sauteed over medium heat. So flavorful and so delicious.