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