2/26/2020 | By Rachel Marsh

Enjoy the following bourbon glaze / marinade recipe, shared by executive chefs at some of the area’s finest senior living communities.


Use as a glaze over breaded or grilled meats. Great as a dip for chicken tenders, a glaze for meatballs, poured over meatloaf, even a hamburger topping…the sky’s the limit!


  • 3/4 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup Jack Daniel’s
  • 2 lbs brown sugar
  • 4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 2 garlic cloves


For slurry (to thicken):

Mix 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup water in separate bowl until smooth.

For the marinade:

Saute onions in olive oil until translucent. Add Jack Daniel’s and light on fire (be careful to stand back).

When flame disappears, add remaining ingredients except slurry. Bring to boil.

If you choose, stop here and let cool to use as marinade.

For the glaze:

While boiling, add slurry to thicken. Pour over breaded or grilled meats.

*refrigerate leftover for later use

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Rachel Marsh

Award-winning writer Rachel Marsh has written for many different sites and publications on a variety of topics, from travel to culture to culinary reviews. She is also an award-winning writer.

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