MAPLE CHIPOTLE BBQ SAUCE

 

  • Cooking Time: 50
  • Servings: ½ gallon (1 pint)
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 6 cups (1½ Cups) Vermont maple syrup
  • 4 oz (2 tbsp) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 cups (½ cup) apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ cups (⅓ cup) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (1½ tsp) Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tbsp (1 tbsp) dry rub mix
  • 8 cups (2 cup) ketchup
  • ---Dry Rub---
  • 4 tbsp (1 tbsp) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (1½ tsp) kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp (1½ tsp) chili powder
  • 1 tbsp (¾ tsp) black pepper
  • 1 tbsp (¾ tsp) onion powder
  • 1 tbsp (¾ tsp) garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp (¾ tsp) red pepper flakes

Directions

  • Combine maple syrup and chipotle peppers in a thick-bottomed stainless steel pot.
  • Cook on medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until syrup has reduced by half.
  • Add apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, dry rub, and ketchup and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and purée with hand held stick blender. Serve with chicken or pork.

Notes

The yield here is a crowd suitable size 1/2 gallon. To make a more family cooking friendly size yield, use the ingredient amounts in the parentheses, which comes to 1 pint of sauce.

Author Credit: Craig Locarno

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