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Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

This Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce is rich in a deep smokey flavor and perfect for any time of year grilling and pairs well with any meat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 pint jars
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • Medium-Sized Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Large Heavy-Bottomed Pot (Dutch Oven) with Lid
  • Water Bath Canner with Rack
  • Rubber Tongs
  • Small Spatula


  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 15 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • teaspoons White Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water


  • In a small bowl whisk the brown sugar, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, pepper, and cornstarch together and set aside.
  • Using a large saucepan bring the maple syrup, molasses, tomato sauce, bourbon, white vinegar, and water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the spice mixture to the sauce and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg