Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Jazz up your main dishes with this easy, homemade maple bourbon BBQ sauce. Ketchup and other kitchen staples simmer on the stove top for a customizable sauce. It can be made from mild to spicy or somewhere in between!
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup bourbon, to taste
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey mustard
- 1 tbsp liquid smoke
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 - 1 tsp hot sauce, to taste
All all ingredients to a sauce pan set over medium heat and stir so that everything is evenly combined. Let mixture cook until it reaches a boil, stirring occasionally.
Once boiling, reduce heat to low or low-medium and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes as the sauce reduces. Once sauce has thickened to your liking, let cool and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
As written, this BBQ sauce is on the milder side of spiciness. If you're looking for a spicy BBQ sauce, feel free to add as much extra hot sauce as you'd like!
Using 1/2 cup of bourbon will allow a fairly bold bourbon flavor to shine through in the sauce. If you're not a huge bourbon fan, I suggest reducing the the amount of bourbon added to 1/3 or 1/4 cup, to your taste.
This recipe yields approximately 1 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce in total.
Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.7g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 9.4g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg