Maple BBQ Sauce


2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce

1/4 cup tomato paste

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

1/4 cup molasses

1/3 cup Massachusetts maple syrup

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons liquid smoke

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne, optional

3 tablespoons bourbon


Add all ingredients except for the whiskey to a large saucepan. Whisk to combine and heat over medium. Bring to a full (but controlled) boil. Reduce the heat and allow sauce to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes, until thick.

Add the whiskey and continue cooking another 5 minutes.

Remove saucepan from heat and allow it to cool. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. Transfer sauce to a sealable container and refrigerate until ready to use. Sauce will keep for up to 3 weeks.

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