Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce

"Have you seen the ingredients list on the back of commercially-produced BBQ sauce? High-fructose corn syrup seems to be in each and every one, and many of the other ingredients would need a chemical engineer to figure out. Solution? Make your own!!! We loved this homemade sauce slathered on chicken parts and ribs that we baked in the oven. Generously brush on the sauce for the last few minutes of baking to get it caramelized and serve more at table-side."
photo by Satyne photo by Satyne
photo by Satyne
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:
2/3 cup




  • Put all sauce ingredients EXCEPT FOR maple syrup in medium saucepan . Bring to a gentle boil over medium-low heat for 25-30 minutes, or until reduced by half. Whisk occasionally. Stir in maple syrup. Can be prepared ahead. Store in refrigerator.

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  1. Baby Kato
    I really enjoyed this quick and easy to make BBQ Sauce. It was thick, rich, smooth and velvety. The sauce had a lovely dark, robust, hot and spicy flavor. I served it with Steak and drizzled over Jerked Pork Tenderloin it was delicious. It coats really well. Great use of contest ingredients, Good Luck in the Contest.
  2. CJAY8248
    Great BBQ sauce! Super flavor and easy to make. I used it on grilled chicken. Since I really enjoy making my own sauces I know I'll make this one often. Thanks for sharing and Good Luck in the contest.
  3. Satyne
    I LOVED this. It was so easy to make and delicious. It also lasted me two weeks in the fridge so I got to use it on a few things as well as for the BBQ sauce in a calzone recipe found on here.


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