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Maple-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
© Wendell T. Webber

Maple-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

  • TOTAL TIME: 25 MIN
  • SERVINGS: MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD

This sweet and smoky barbecue sauce is the perfect gift for die-hard winter grillers. Refrigerate it for up to two weeks.

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  1. 3 large chipotle chiles in adobo, stems discarded
  2. 1/4 cup ketchup
  3. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  4. 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  5. 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  6. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  7. 1 medium onion, minced
  8. 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  9. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  10. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  1. In a blender, combine the chipotles with the ketchup, maple syrup, broth and allspice and puree until smooth.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the onion and garlic and cook over moderately high heat until golden, 5 minutes. Add the chipotle puree. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderate heat until thickened, 15 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.
Notes

Brush on chicken, beef, lamb, pork or ham during the last few minutes of grilling, broiling or roasting. Or, dilute with a little chicken stock and use to deglaze pan drippings.