Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
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Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
Jane Bruce

Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Whenever I find a food or an ingredient I like, the first thing I want to do, after eating it, is find a way to make it better myself. And typically, when I go to do that I end up adding bourbon to whatever recipe I am creating. This time I also added maple syrup and it was a great decision. This barbecue sauce is a definitely a little on the sweet side with just enough of a kick!

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12
Servings
106
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1/4 Cup peanut oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Cup good-quality bourbon
  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • Half 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 3/4 Cups medium amber maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne

Directions

Heat the butter and oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the onion powder and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the bourbon. Boil down the mixture for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes. (During this time, feel free to taste the sauce and adjust it to your preference by adding more molasses, maple syrup, or sugar for sweetness or soy sauce for saltiness.)

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
11mg
2%
Sodium, Na
263mg
18%
Water
13g
0%

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Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.