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Jack Daniel's Grill

When people think of Friday’s, often what comes to mind is the signature Jack Daniel’s menu and the relaxed, celebratory atmosphere. The key to creating the Jack Daniel's experience at home is getting the sauce right.  TGI Friday's uses the Jack Daniels sauce on everything. 

What is the difference between the JD Grill Glaze and Jack Championship BBQ sauce?
The glaze is a  versatile sweet-and-slightly-spicy sauce can be ordered on salmon, baby back ribs, steak, chicken, pork chops...even on chicken wings. If grilling, put it on just before removing meat from the grill as it burns easily.  The Championship BBQ sauce was the actual sauce recipe developed by Chad Hayden, the Grand Champion of the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue competition back in 2008 No one has come up with the exact copycat recipe (those items were a LTO's  Limited Time Only) so I've offered some bottled Jack Daniels BBQ sauces to pick from.

Jack Daniels Grill Glaze
TGI Friday's Copycat Recipe

Makes 1 cup.

1 bulb garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2/3 cup water
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/3 cups  dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons minced white onion
1 tablespoon Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 tablespoon crushed pineapple
1/4 teaspoon cayenne chilie pepper

Roast the Garlic: Cut about 1/2-inch off of top of garlic. Cut the roots so that the garlic will sit flat. Remove the papery skin from the garlic, but leave enough so that the cloves stay together. Put garlic into a small casserole dish or baking pan, drizzle olive oil over the garlic, and cover with a lid or foil. Bake in the garlic in a preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove garlic and let it cool until you can handle it.

Make the Sauce: Combine water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Stir occasionally until mixture boils then reduce heat until mixture is just simmering. Squeeze the sides of the head of garlic until the pasty roasted garlic is squeezed out. Discard remaining skin and whisk to combine. Add remaining ingredients to the pan and stir. Let mixture simmer for 40 to 50 minutes or until sauce has reduced by about 1/2 and is thick and syrupy. Make sure it doesn't boil over. (I suggest that you double the recipe because this stuff is so good you'll want to use it on everything!.)

TGI Friday's Jack Daniel’s Glazed Grill Choices:
Chicken - 2 juicy chicken breasts drizzled with JD glaze
Steak  - seasoned 1/2 lb of steak grilled to order and basted with JD glaze.
Salmon - grilled salmon fillet basted with JD glaze.
Ribs - full or half rack of baby back pork ribs seasoned with Cajun spices then smothered in Jack BBQ sauce and grilled to perfection.

TGI Friday's Jack Championship BBQ Choices:

BBQ Steak -  a big juicy steak basted with Jack BBQ served with caramelized onions and mushrooms.
BBQ Baby Back Ribs - full or half rack of baby back pork ribs seasoned with Cajun spices then smothered in Jack BBQ sauce and grilled to perfection.
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimptwo skewers of bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled and basted with Jack BBQ sauce
Cheddar Bacon BBQ Sliders - tender beef patties covered with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon and Jack BBQ sauce.

You can make your meal a combo just like the restaurant by cooking any two of the above or add something from the seafood menu.  It's your kitchen and your world so make what you like to eat.

Look for these flavors in your local supermarket to create a restaurant copycat meal at home.

  • Jack Daniel's Master Blend - This thick and bold sauce delivers even more Jack Daniel's flavor than our Original No. 7 recipe Crafted from those who desire the unique flavor of Jack Daniel's, this balanced blend is perfect for chicken, beef, pork and seafood. Generously brush onto food during grilling for mouth watering results. 
  • Jack Daniel's Original No. 7 Recipe- A sweet and spicy sauce with tomato flavor that is slow cooked to perfection. This rich, thick sauce delivers a full-bodied taste – perfect for adding authentic BBQ flavor to everything you grill. Pour some on the side for extra flavor! Great as a marinade too! 
  • Jack Daniel's Honey Smokehouse - Known for its attention to detail and unrelenting quality, Jack Daniel’s slow cooks its Honey Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce using a blend of real honey and spices to ensure the perfect balance of sweet smokey flavor for all your grilling and baking occasions. Brush on meat during last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking for delicious flavor. 
  • Jack Daniel's Hickory Brown Sugar - A tangy, succulent sauce that carefully combines premium vinegars, pure brown sugar and spices with genuine hickory flavorings. For real hickory flavor, marinate before grilling to help tenderize meat. Baste on while grilling for more intense flavor. Excellent for beef, chicken & pork. Great as a marinade too!
  • Jack Daniel's Spicy Original Recipe - The bold blend of real smoke flavor and spices is sure to heat up your grilling. Perfect for basting on chicken, beef and shrimp. Pour some on the side for an extra kick! Great as a marinade too!
  • Jack Daniel's Steakhouse - Slow-simmered to perfection, this savory blend delivers a full-bodied taste with an ideal balance of hickory smoke, worcestershire, onion, and authentic Jack Daniel's flavor. Brush onto beef during grilling for mouth-watering appeal

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