Chef's Sweet & Spicy Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Recipe Makes the Best BBQ Beef, Chicken & Ribs by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area

Chef's Sweet & Spicy Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Recipe Makes the Best BBQ Beef, Chicken & Ribs

Want to kick things up a notch at your next barbecue? This easy maple bourbon barbecue sauce recipe is spicy and sweet, with a kick of bourbon for extra attitude. 

You can use this best barbecue sauce recipe to make the tastiest barbecued ribs, beef or chicken. It's easy and delicious, and your family and friends will be raving. Pure grilling perfection!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • pinch kosher salt

Here’s how you make it:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add all ingredients. Whisk well to combine.
  2. Bring the sauce to a simmer and warm all the ingredients through.

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Tiffany Zook
Smoked paprika is amazing! We add it to everything!
RichardKearns
The recipe looks great.
I always look forward to such amazing recipes. My family loves barbecue and grilling, so I keep on making barbecue. Recently, I ordered Kamado Joe KJ13RH Joe Jr Grill, Red from . My family loves the food cooked on this grill.
Now, I will surely try the bourbon barbecue sauce.

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