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Maple-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield 1 cup (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Serve this aromatic sauce with strong-flavored meats like lamb, game, or beef.

Ingredients

  • 1 small garlic head
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion (about 1 small)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce, seeded and minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 85
  • caloriesfromfat 3 %
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 21.2 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 327 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Remove white papery skin from garlic head (do not peel or separate the cloves). Wrap head in foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour; cool 10 minutes. Separate cloves; squeeze to extract garlic pulp. Discard skins.

  3. Combine garlic and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl, and discard solids.