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While I haven’t done a lot of recipes for barbecue sauce, I can honestly say that this maple bbq sauce recipe turned out exceptionally well.

I’m not a fan of most store bought barbecue sauces because the flavor tends to be overly intense.

Maple BBQ Sauce in a quart size canning jar.

Some have great flavor, but others are simply overpowering.

This recipe offers lots of flavor without the barbecue sauce being the only thing you can taste. It offers a nice balance between the flavors of the sauce, and the flavors of whatever you put it on.

Maple BBQ Sauce For Salmon

This sauce is perfect for salmon. I recommend cooking it in a skillet, though you could also bake this or cook it in parchment packets.

12 oz. salmon + ⅓ cup maple bbq sauce

BBQ Sauce For Ribs

This is a delicious sauce for ribs. You can add a bit of extra garlic if you wish, and even spice things up by adding a tablespoon or two of Franks hot sauce.

4 lbs. ribs + 1 ½ cups maple bbq sauce

An overhead view looking down into an open quart size canning jar filled with Maple BBQ Sauce.

BBQ Sauce For Wings

This will work for wings, but you will want to add a little spice by adding 2-3 tbsp. of Franks hot sauce. Also, some additional garlic would be a great addition.

2 lbs. wings + 1 ½ cups maple bbq sauce

Maple BBQ Sauce For Chicken Breasts

This goes super well with chicken breasts. You could also use this on chicken thighs. No need to add anything additional.

1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts + 1 cup maple bbq sauce

What You’ll Need

15 oz. can tomato sauce – Look for sauce with no added sugar. In a pinch, you can mix tomato paste with water until you get a sauce consistency.

6 oz. can tomato paste – Here again, opt for one with no added sugar. No added salt is great too.

1 tbsp. soy sauce – If you can’t do soy, coconut aminos are a great replacement.

½ cup oil – Use any light flavored oil you have on hand. I used coconut, but grapeseed or sunflower oil are also great choices.

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. paprika – If you like a smokey flavor in your barbecue sauce you can use smoked paprika instead of regular.

1 tbsp. garlic powder – I used garlic granules. But either will work.

1 tbsp. onion powder – I used onion granules, but either one will work.

½ cup pure maple syrup – Use the real stuff. It’s worth it. I promise.

2 tsp. maple extract

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

How To Make Maple BBQ Sauce

All the ingredients for this Maple BBQ Sauce Recipe in a white mixing bowl, unmixed.

Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl.

Whisking the Maple BBQ Sauce in a white mixing bowl.

Whisk everything together.

The finished Maple BBQ Sauce in an open canning jar.

Transfer to a food-safe storage container. Keep in the fridge.

Can You Freeze Barbecue Sauce?

You can! It can be frozen up to 3 months. I recommend freezing it in smaller portions. Ice cube trays or Souper Cubes are always a good option.

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Maple BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Maple BBQ Sauce in a quart size canning jar.

Maple BBQ Sauce Recipe

Delicious barbecue sauce that works for salmon, ribs and chicken.
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 7 servings (approximately)
Calories: 251kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce (no sugar added)
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste (no sugar added)
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce (or coconut aminos for soy free)
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. maple extract
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl.
    All the ingredients for this Maple BBQ Sauce Recipe in a white mixing bowl, unmixed.
  • Whisk everything together.
    Whisking the Maple BBQ Sauce in a white mixing bowl.
  • Transfer to a food-safe storage container. Keep in the fridge.
    The finished Maple BBQ Sauce in an open canning jar.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg

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