Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce

I made a version of this a while back using different ingredients. While that one was pretty good, this one is even better. It takes a little while but is definitely worth the time. We had it on pork tenderloin the other night and everyone pretty much devoured it!


Here are the ingredients I used to make the BBQ sauce.

To start, I put the chopped red onion, minced garlic, salt & pepper in a medium sized saucepan and sauteed them with olive oil until the onions were clear, about 10 minutes.

I added the remaining ingredients and whisked them together.

I put the saucepan back on the stove, at medium heat and brought it to a boil. I lowered the heat and let it simmer for about 25 minutes.

I put the sauce through the food processor, on puree, and then poured the sauce into a Mason jar to keep in the fridge until I was ready to use it!

And it is delicious. You could use it on pork, steak, chicken, ribs, whatever you want!

Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce


  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. liquid smoke
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce


  1. Place chopped red onion, minced garlic, olive oil and salt & pepper in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Saute over medium heat until onions are clear, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Lower heat and allow to simmer for about 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and puree in the food processor.
  7. Pour into a Mason jar and keep in fridge until ready to use.

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