Maple Whisky Barbecue Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

Why pick up store-bought barbecue sauces when you can just as easily make your own at home? Here is one that you can brush onto food while grilling or use as a dip for grilled meats and vegetables. Use 1 cup (250 mL) sauce for 4 servings (1 lb/500 g boneless or 2 lb/1 kg bone-in) meat.

  • Portion size 500 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2003


  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup whisky
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch cinnamon


In saucepan, combine tomato sauce, tomato paste, onion, garlic, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, pepper, whisky, maple syrup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and cinnamon.

Bring sauce to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced by one-third, about 1 hour. Let cool. Pour into blender; pur?until smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 month.)

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Maple Whisky Barbecue Sauce