Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce | Homemade sweet and smoky BBQ sauce made in thirty minutes with simple ingredients like tomato sauce, spices, brown sugar, liquid smoke, maple syrup, and maple whiskey.
Hi, how is your week going so far? We are finally out of a deep freeze here, with temps hovering around 0 Celsius (32 Fahrenheit). Lovely. My windows are open and I'm officially READY FOR SPRING.
I do think we're going to get cold again in March, but until then, I'm making this Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce and dreaming about what I can drown in it to grill up at my cabin. Less than two months left until we get back to the cabin and I so can't wait.
This BBQ sauce was perfect on some battered fried chicken pieces and on top of a Turkey Loaf this week. It's also my go-to sauce for slow-cooked ribs. I've used it on burgers too. And it's pretty easy to make.
how to make maple chipotle bbq sauce
The only chopping is a little bit of onion, a few garlic cloves, and a chipotle pepper. If you can't find the canned chipotle's in adobo sauce, you could probably substitute chipotle chili powder with similar results.
You could leave out the maple whiskey if you didn't want to buy a bottle, or you buy one of those small stocking stuff type bottles with just an ounce or two in it. I have a small bottle of maple whiskey and use it all the time in this, and I think it's worth it. You could also use regular whiskey. When my maple whiskey runs out, I'll probably try Bourbon!
I think that about covers substitutions. I'll leave you to read the recipe card and then go make this excellent homemade bbq sauce!
What will you use this Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce on?
Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce
- ⅓ cup finely chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup white vinegar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon maple whisky ((optional, but recommended))
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 canned chiptole pepper in adobo sauce (chopped)
- Chop the onion and garlic. In a large bowl, add all other ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes or so, until they soften and get a bit of color.
- Add the garlic and cook it for about 30 seconds or so, just until fragrant but be careful not to burn it.
- Add everything else in, (it'll spit – it's hot). Stir together, and bring to boil. Once it's boiling, turn heat down to about medium or so, to simmer. Simmer until it thickens up, about 20-30 minutes or so. Then it's ready to use.
- You could substitute regular whiskey for the maple whiskey.
- You could try substituting chipotle chili powder for the chipotle pepper.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.