TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Secret Sauce Recipe

TGI Fridays Sauce

TGI Fridays Sauce

If you like the great grilling and dipping sauce at TGI Fridays then you’ll love this recipe!  It’s a great combination of a Jack Daniel’s sauce with pineapple and it’s been a favorite sauce at TGI Fridays for years.  People are always looking for those secret TGI Friday’s recipes so they can fix this sauce at home themselves.  Hopefully this recipe will live up to the recipes TGI Fridays offers up for this sauce.


TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Secret Sauce Recipe
Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup Kikkoman’s teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1⅓ cups dark brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons minced white onions
  • 1 teaspoon Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed pineapple
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  1. Roast the garlic first, then follow instructions for the glaze itself.


To roast the garlic:

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

For the Glaze:

  1. Combine water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Stir occasionally until mixture boils, then reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to pan and stir.
  4. Squeeze out 2 t of roasted garlic and whisk to combine with pan mixture.
  5. Let simmer for 35-45 minutes or until sauce has reduced by 1/2 and is thick and syrupy.
  6. Make sure it doesn’t boil over.
  7. To use, grill meat until almost done, then use the glaze otherwise it will burn.
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