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5-Minute Maple BBQ Sauce

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5-Minute, easy Maple BBQ Sauce that is perfect for pork and chicken. It’s sweet with a little heat. 

Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce

Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce

 

You can also try out my other BBQ inspired recipes like Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs, Campfire Banana Boat, and Grilled Asparagus.

I needed a BBQ sauce asap and the fans on the Ditch The Wheat Facebook page came to my rescue. 

One individual posted this recipe for spicy maple bbq sauce from Life Style by Poliquin, and I was immediately drawn to the simplicity of it. 

The sauce required no cooking and I had all the ingredients on hand, which was great since I needed to use the sauce for a family BBQ in a few hours.

 

Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce

Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce

I adapted the recipe for my liking by taking out the medjool dates and replacing it with maple syrup. 

I also replaced the mustard with dried ground mustard because mustard contains vinegar and sometimes vinegar is made from wheat. 

The same goes with soy sauce.  If you ever see a recipe needing soy sauce use coconut amino acids (you can find it here) instead which is gluten free and tastes great.

Also, keep in mind this recipe tastes spicy when you sample the sauce after making it.  Every time I have barbecued with it, the meat, is not extremely spicy.

 

Maple BBQ Sauce Tools

For this recipe you will need:

 

1 Large bowl 

Measuring spoons and cups 

Silicone basting brush for basting your meat with the sauce

Whisk 

Airtight storage container for leftovers 

 

MAPLE BBQ SAUCE RECIPE

Author: Carol Lovett
Yield: 1 1/2 cups of BBQ Sauce

Maple BBQ Sauce Ingredients

How to Make Maple BBQ Sauce

  1. Mix all together in a bowl. *add the cayenne last in little amounts for desired heat.
  2. Spread onto meat. I have used this sauce on ribs, chicken and hamburger patties and it works great for all of them.
  3. Store the sauce in a glass bottle (like this one). So far my sauce has lasted 2 weeks in the fridge without any signs of mold.

Notes

This recipe made enough to cover 1 rack of ribs, 2 quarter chickens and I still have about 1/4 cup leftover.

Adapted this BBQ sauce recipe from this recipe.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Maple BBQ Sauce

Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce

5 Minute, easy Maple BBQ Sauce that is perfect for pork and chicken. It's sweet with a little heat. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut amino acids
  • 5 tbsp of maple syrup or more – could use coconut palm sugar
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp of ground dried mustard
  • 3 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Dash of ground pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne (use less if you don't like it spicy)

Instructions

  1. Mix all together in a bowl. *add the cayenne last in little amounts for desired heat.
  2. Spread onto meat. I have used this sauce on ribs, chicken and hamburger patties and it works great for all of them.
  3. Store the sauce in a glass bottle (like this one). So far my sauce has lasted 2 weeks in the fridge without any signs of mold.

Notes

This recipe made enough to cover 1 rack of ribs, 2 quarter chickens and I still have about 1/4 cup leftover.

Adapted this BBQ sauce recipe from this recipe.

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Edward

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

Are these US cups and measurements? I am trying to convert the necessary units to metric!

Carol Lovett

Friday 24th of March 2017

Yes

Joodie

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

Delicious! I used gluten-free Tamari instead of coconut aminos, put it in the Crock Pot with 3 lbs. of pork carnitas meat, and set it on low all day. Perfect!

Eric

Thursday 5th of February 2015

So no cooking involved?

Albert

Tuesday 11th of November 2014

For the can of tomato paste, are you talking about an 8oz can?

Dave

Monday 27th of October 2014

Just made this tonight. My wife can't have sugar or soy so this was a great way to do bbq chicken! Was fantastic!

Carol Lovett

Tuesday 4th of November 2014

But it contains maple syrup?

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