Maple Syrup Barbecue Sauce

maple syrup being poured


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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: about 4 cups (64 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
19 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 4 cups (64 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 7mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a great recipe for a thick, sweet, barbecue sauce that has a fantastic flavor. It is perfect for pork and poultry. 


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all sauce ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a good simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, uncovered, stirring often.

  2. Once cooked through and thickened, remove from heat. Let sauce cool for 10 to 15 minutes before using.

  3. If making a few days ahead of time, let the 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. 

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