Homemade Maple BBQ Sauce Recipe

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This homemade maple barbecue sauce recipe will change the way you look at barbecuing. It's not always easy to find a barbecue sauce that you love. It's one of those ingredients you buy, use once or twice and then end up having to throw it away because it's expired. This is a simple recipes idea that you can make just the way you want, with plenty of good ingredients that you can adjust to suit your tastes. This homemade maple barbecue sauce is unique in that it doesn't use ketchup but rather tomato sauce, which gives it a nice deep red color and good flavor. You will also find no sugar in the recipe, but maple syrup one of the healthy sugar substitutes if you use pure maple syrup. With other ingredients like apple cider vinegar (which you will find a recipe on the site to make your own), molasses and cayenne pepper to name a few. This quick recipes idea can be made in less than ten minutes, and is full of rich flavor that you'll love. The nice thing about his barbecue sauce recipe is that you can make as little or as much as you want or need, it's inexpensive to make and you most likely have all the ingredients already in your kitchen cabinets. And you won't have to waste any because you'll be sure to use it all up.

Maple syrup is one of the healthy sugar substitutes, and was first collected and used by the indigenous people of North America. The sweet practice was then adopted by the European settlers, who gradually refined the production methods. Quebec is the Canadian province that is the largest producer of maple syrup, and responsible for about three-quarters of the world's output. Canadian exports of maple syrup exceed approximately 130.5 million per year. Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States, generating about 5.5 percent of the global supply.

Nutrition Facts for: Homemade Maple BBQ Sauce Recipe from The Prairie Homestead

Ingredients: Tomato sauce, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, real maple syrup, molasses, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, paprika, dijon mustard, onion powder, salt, black pepper.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* The entire recipe has been calculated for the entire recipe amount which makes 3.5 cups of sauce.

* Per Serving: Calories 304, Calories from Fat 19, Total Fat 2.1g 3%, Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 2713mg 113%, Potassium 3235mg 92%, Carbohydrates 64.6g 22%, Dietary Fiber 14.4g 58%, Sugars 45.5g, Protein 13.8g, Vitamin A 105%, Vitamin C 114%, Calcium 13%, Iron 56%

Maple syrup is a syrup that is usually made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees, although it can also be made from other maple tree species. In cold climates, these maple trees store starch in their trunks and roots before the winter, and the starch is then converted to sugar that rises in the sap in the spring. Pure maple syrup has calcium and iron. Maple syrup is the first agricultural crop produced in the calendar year and the only food that is derived from plant sap. The amount of color in maple syrup is proportional to the amount of flavor in the maple syrup. With early season maple syrup usually lighter in color with a more delicate flavor and maple syrup that get progressively darker with a stronger and more robust maple flavor as the season moves on.Thank you to Jill for sharing this homemade maple barbecue sauce recipe on "The Prairie Homestead" site. On this site, you will find all sorts of information about homesteading from recipe ideas, animals and life in the country. **

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