Maple Syrup Barbecue Sauce

Maple syrup
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Ratings (19)
  • 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
(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. This barbecue sauce 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 - 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.