Maple Barbecue Sauce


2 cups tomato sauce (or one 14.5 oz.can)

1 6 oz. can tomato paste

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup real maple syrup

 1/4 cup molasses

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 - 2 tsp. liquid smoke (optional - if you want smokey flavor)

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional - if you want a kick of heat)


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Continue to mix and simmer for 10-15 minutes so all the ingredients can meld together. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to several weeks. You can also freeze it for longer storage.