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Housemade Mop Sauce: Major Bourbon BBQ Sauce Recipe

This housemade Bourbon BBQ sauce recipe is perfect for chefs and cooks who strive to create unique and unforgettable flavors.

This recipe features a classic blend of ingredients, and premium beef base, use as-is or modify with your own custom variations. The foundation of this sauce starts with butter, Major Beef Stock Base, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce. The distinct character of bourbon adds a refined touch and a hint of smokiness, and the vibrant tang of tomato and fresh lemon juice round it out.

Adding Major’s Bourbon BBQ sauce to your repertoire will help elevate your barbecue creations to unique new levels. With its easily-customized blend of classic ingredients, this sauce brings a touch of brilliance to your barbecue dishes. The following recipe makes 1 gallon of Bourbon BBQ Mop Sauce.

chef in a gray coat presenting platter of bbq chicken wings in a kitchenIngredients

  • 16 oz. Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Quarts Water
  • 1/4 Cup 22263 Elite Major Signature Beef Stock Base, No MSG Added 00073292222634
  • 1 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Cups Bourbon
  • 2 TBSP Black Pepper, Table Grind
  • 2 Cups Tomato Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice, Fresh


  1. Melt butter in large, nonreactive soup pot
  2. Dissolve Major Beef Base in water. Add to pot
  3. Stir Remaining ingredients into pot
  4. Simmer for 10-15 minutes
  5. Inject up to 10% of the weight of the brisket or roast the night before
  6. Use a mop or spray sauce during roasting or smoking. Hold warm to prevent butter from solidifying