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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Ready in
30 m
12
Servings
233
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1 quart

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.)

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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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
25g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
49µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
7.9%
Vitamin C
8mg
13%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
61mg
6%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
1%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
50mg
12%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4%
Phosphorus
29mg
4%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
455mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.3%
Sodium
379mg
16%
Sugars, added
23g
N/A
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.3%