Maple Valley's Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Recipe of the Week: Maple Barbecue Sauce

Maple Valley's Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Barbecue season is here! Are you armed with the perfect barbecue sauce recipe for summer?

Carolyn here, coming at you for another installment of Recipe of the Week! I’m excited to share my test of Maple Valley Cooperative’s Maple Barbecue Sauce. Spoiler alert: it’s delicious!

This is a quick one to prep. In my tests, I tried it two ways: once cooking it for 20 minutes as the original Maple Valley recipe suggests and once simply mixing all the ingredients together. I found the taste difference to be minimal and enjoyed both ways!

Ingredients for organic Maple Barbecue Sauce

I opted for the dark syrup for a deeper maple flavor, and substituted ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika instead of the liquid smoke flavoring. In our house we like our bbq with a kick, so I went for ½ tsp of cayenne. It was a great combo of sweet and heat!

Grilling with maple bbq sauce

A big thing I struggle with when picking a barbecue sauce is finding one that isn’t overpoweringly sugary. Maple syrup gives the sauce such a smooth sweetness, I was smitten at first taste. And this is from a girl who typically goes for the mustard-vinegar combo found in Carolina style barbecue sauces!

Grilling with Maple syrup

Light your fire of choice (mine was a maple wood fire, for another layer of maple awesomeness) and throw the sauce together. We glazed boneless pork ribs in this tastiness, but I really want to try it on shrimp next time.

Pork Ribs with maple bbq sauce

Grill it up, flipping, and re-glazing often. I saved about a cup of sauce aside so I could dip fries in it or douse the ribs with extra sauce while eating. Yum-o!

Delicious grilled pork with Maple Barbecue Sauce

Once the meat is thoroughly cooked, glaze one last time and serve them up!

Pork ribs and organic maple barbecue sauce

Just look at that tastiness! These Maple Barbecue Pork Ribs are also delicious chopped up on a salad, over rice, or stir-fried with some veggies.

Maple Valley's Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Maple Barbecue Sauce

Sweet and tangy zest for the best grilled food ever!

Course: Main Course
Author: Maple Valley Cooperative
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup Maple Valley organic maple syrup
  • dash black pepper
  • dash cayenne or chili pepper (or more according to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Lapsang Souchong tea for liquid smoke flavor (optional)
  1. Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer briskly on the stove for 20-30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Use on meat, tempeh, or any of your barbecue dishes!



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