Sweet Maple Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Sweet maple syrup meet smoky chipotle…

Talk about two rich flavors that are at the opposite ends of the taste spectrum. Yet together, they are magic. On one side you have rich, sweet maple syrup, on the other smoky, spicy chipotle pepper. Paired in a barbecue sauce, you have a taste bud explosion for your next cookout. Try it on steak, pork, or chicken. It’s great, too, as a barbecue dipping sauce for your favorite fried foods. If there’s too much heat here, lessen the amount of chipotle used to two.

Sweet Maple Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small yellow onion minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat, then cook the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan, stirring often, and bring the mix to a quick boil, then reduce the heat.
  • Let the sauce simmer uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring approximately every 5 minutes. The sauce will thicken during this time. Remove from heat when it has reached the thickness you prefer.
  • Pour the sauce into a glass bowl and allow it to cool for 15 to 20 minutes prior to use.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 9, 2020 to include new content.
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