Pungent spices. Tangy vinegar. Sweet maple syrup. A hint of smoke. These rich flavors meld together to make the perfect BBQ sauce.
Not only is this BBQ sauce wonderfully tasty, it’s also super easy to make. Just whisk a few ingredients together, and you’re done! Plus, it’s much less expensive than the gourmet sauces you find at the grocery store. And you know exactly what goes into it—no mystery ingredients!
Planning to grill something amazing this weekend? Let me show you how to mix up a batch of Smoky BBQ Sauce before you can say butter. Well, almost…
Here’s what you’ll need: tomato paste, pure maple syrup (don’t ever use imitation), white wine vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, chili powder, and liquid smoke.
Scoop a 6 oz. can of tomato paste into a bowl. Make sure you choose a bigger bowl than I did…
Add 1 cup of pure maple syrup. Not that icky fake stuff. All natural maple syrup. Like what you get from maple trees.
Add 6 tablespoon of white wine vinegar …
1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder …
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder …
3/4 teaspoon sea salt …
1 teaspoon chili powder.
And 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke.
Whisk it all together until smooth. I made a mess because my bowl was too small for all the whisking action.
Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
Use immediately, or refrigerate until ready to use. Now go get grilling!
1. For best flavor, allow the sauce to sit at room temperature for 1 hour before using.
2. If you like your BBQ sauce more spicy, simply add more chili powder or a dash of cayenne. Customize to your taste!
A quick and easy BBQ sauce recipe.
Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Store in the refrigerator.
- 6 ounces, weight Can Tomato Paste
- 1 cup Maple Syrup
- 6 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
- 1-½ Tablespoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
- ¾ teaspoons Sea Salt
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Liquid Smoke
Newly-married Erica Kastner shares her wonderful recipes and amazing food photography on her blog, Cooking for Seven. She also writes about crafts and posts more of her beautiful photography in her personal blog, EricaLea.com. There really isn’t much that this amazing young lady can’t do, and we’re thrilled she does some of it here.