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Maple Barbecue Sauce

Maple Barbecue Sauce
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A splash of Southern Comfort gives a kick to this easy sauce. Chef Doug Mack's recipe is also great with chicken or pork.

Prep: 10 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 2 teaspoons
    canola oil
  • small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup
    reduced-sodium ketchup, (see Ingredient note)
  • 3/4 cup
    cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup
    Southern Comfort liqueur, or apple juice
  • 1/4 cup
    maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon
    Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon
    Worcestershire sauce, or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    hot sauce, such as
  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, ketchup, vinegar, Southern Comfort (or apple juice), maple syrup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce) and hot sauce and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.)



Ingredient Note: We recommend using reduced-sodium ketchup whenever possible. Look for it in your supermarket.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 1 1/4 cups
  • Calories42
  • Fat1 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates6 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium30 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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