Hale Groves Honeybell Barbecue Sauce

The Hale Groves Team
honeybell barbeque sauce

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Making your own barbecue sauce is easy, fun, and rewarding. Our Honeybell Barbecue Sauce combines the fresh flavor of Honeybell Oranges with sweet Galliano to make a gourmet sauce worthy of any blue ribbon barbecue. You can make it mild, medium, or hot by adjusting the amount of hot sauce you add and regardless of how spicy you like it, the finished sauce will be great for ribs, burgers, chops, pulled pork, and even wings.Read the ingredients and directions and make your own Honeybell Barbecue Sauce for your next cookout or neighborhood barbecue contest. You can even make extra to share. Enjoy.


2 Cups Galliano Liqueur
28 Ounces Prepared Ketchup
1, 2, or 3 Tbs Hot Sauce (to taste)
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
4 Cups Fresh Honeybell Juice
1/2 Cup Honey


In a medium stockpot heat Galliano over medium-high heat until simmering. Carefully light the surface to burn off alcohol. Use caution when working with alcohol flames. In a mixing bowl combine ketchup, hot sauce, brown sugar, Honeybell juice, honey, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well and add to pot with Galliano, once the Galliano flame has gone out.

Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to a very slow boil and cook to reduce by one-third. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat once reduced, cover, and allow to cool to room temperature. Stir well and store refrigerated in glass jars with tight fitting lids.


Substitute yellow mustard for the Worcestershire Sauce for a variation.

Use fresh tangerines if Honeybells are unavailable.

Use as a dipping sauce for fries, chicken tenders, and onion rings.

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