We've got a diner in town that serves Jack Daniel's Blackberry Steak tips that Tim absolutely loves. They are only open limited hours and it's always a long wait, which can be difficult with Jake. I ran across this recipe earlier this year and squirreled it away until we could get some blackberries at a reasonable price. I made up a half batch of the sauce and stuck it in the freezer. I defrosted it on Thursday, bought the sirloin tips yesterday and marinated them overnight in it. I reserved half for basting, but it turns out it didn't need it.
We preheated the grill to high on all 3 burners, then brushed the grates with oil and turned off the middle burner. Cooked them over that indirect heat to our desired doneness (Tim likes med-rare, I like med-well). I'd have preferred them with a little bit of a crispier exterior, but that's easily fixable next time.
Not the most photogenic dish and I was hungry and in no mood to play with it :)
This one comes from Goodgrits.com and is definitely a winner.
* Exported from MasterCook *
Jack Daniels Blackberry BBQ Sauce
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cups cider vinegar
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 lb. blackberries -- fresh or frozen
1/4 cup Jack Daniels or other bourbon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (next time would use 1/2)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (next time would use 1/2)
1 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook on low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Process in a blender or food processor until consistency is smooth.
(I used the Blendtec and no seeds remained- if your blender or food processor leaves seeds, you may want to sieve them out)