Orange Maple BBQ Sauce

Orange Maple BBQ SauceThis Orange Maple BBQ Sauce Recipe has a lot of ingredients so the flavor of the final barbecue sauce is more complex.  THe maple syrup adds flavor as well as a sweetening ingredient to the sauce.

Orange Maple BBQ Sauce
Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (any veg oil will do)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tables ginger, chopped
  • 3 tables mirin (red wine would make an OK substitution)
  • 15 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • zest of ½ an orange
  • juice of an orange
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon anise seed, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • fresh black pepper
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  1. Over medium-high heat saute onions in oil 5 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic, ginger, anise, black pepper, saute 5 more minutes. Add mirin to deglaze the pan. Add stewed tomatoes, orange juice, soy sauce, water and allspice and bring to a low boil, uncovered. You may need to lower the heat a bit. Let boil about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool just enough so that you can put it in theblender. It takes about 15 minutes for it to cool down enough, so that it’s not steaming like crazy.
  3. Add maple syrup and liquid smoke and puree.


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