Maple Syrup Barbecue Sauce

Maple syrup
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: about 4 cups (64 servings)
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This is a great recipe for a thick, sweet, barbecue sauce that has a fantastic flavor. This barbecue sauce is perfect for pork and poultry. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 3/4 cup ​maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon coriander

How to Make It

  1. Combine all sauce ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a good simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes, uncovered, stirring often.
  2. Once cooked through and thickened, remove from heat. Let sauce cool for 10-15 minutes before using.
  3. If making a few days ahead of time, let mixture cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store in a container with lid in refrigerator for up to a month. Reheat in microwave for a minute or two before using on grilled meats.  
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 19
    Total Fat 0 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 40 mg
    Carbohydrates 5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 0 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)