Copycat T.G.I. Friday’s Jack Daniels Grill Glaze

Oh yum, now this is a treat for you!! A glaze that you can slather on ribs, chicken, shrimp or steak just like T. G. I. Friday’s does!! I got this recipe from our friend Eddie next door. He was kind enough to make this for us a few times and then share the recipe with me so I can share it with you all.

Barbecuing can be year round even in our cold climate especially if you do the ribs like we do. Cooked slowly in the oven, 300F for 3 hours, until they are almost falling off the bone then seasoned and slathered in sauce and finished on the BBQ. Delicious!! Try this wonderful glaze next time you are looking for something different than BBQ sauce. You will love it!!

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Copycat T.G.I. Friday's Jack Daniels Grill Glaze
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A sweet and succulent glaze for ribs, chicken, shrimp and steak
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1⅓ cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. minced white onion
  • 1 Tbsp. Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed pineapple
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Slice a ½" off the top of the garlic head. Cut the root end to sit flat. Take off some of the outer layers of skin but leave enough to hold the head together. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil. Bake it for 1 hour. Let it cool enough to handle then squeeze out the garlic paste and set aside.
  2. Add the water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar to a medium pan over medium high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Whisk in the garlic and then the remaining ingredients to the pan. Let simmer for 40-50 min. or until sauce is reduced by half. It should be thick and syrupy and coat the back of a wooden spoon.

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15 thoughts on “Copycat T.G.I. Friday’s Jack Daniels Grill Glaze

  1. My advice is double or even triple this recipe because it freezes like a dream and you’ll want it every time you bbq. Best thing since sliced bread.

  2. I use to work at TGIF and you’re right, it is a great sauce. Hint, if you want to really blow them away, mix equal part of the sauce with your favorite BBQ sauce. It’s really, really delicious!

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  4. I made a double batch of this last night. I would recommend using half the cayenne pepper if your a wimp like me. Otherwise its delicious….

    • Oh no George, not sure what went wrong. Next time if it is not thick enough when reduce by half, mix a little corn starch with water. Slow added it whisking, while simmering, until the desired thickness. This recipe has been made tons and tons of times.

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