Chipotle Maple Barbecue Sauce

Chipotle Maple Barbecue SauceRecipe
Photo: Rick Lew; Styling: Sara Foster

Prepare this sauce up to two weeks ahead. Besides the rib recipe, it's great for chicken, roasted pork, and burgers. Cook: 30 minutes.

Makes about 4 1/2 cups


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1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
1 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
Juice of 2 lemons (about 6 tablespoons)
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until sauce is thickened and reduced by one-fourth. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Created date

June 2007