Home Burger Sauce Recipes Sweet and Sour Maple BBQ Sauce

Sweet and Sour Maple BBQ Sauce

by Jennifer McDonald
Sweet and Sour Maple BBQ Sauce

This sweet and sour maple BBQ sauce is a great tasting, versatile homemade burger sauce that is so easy to make yourself. It’s got a nicely balanced flavour between sweet, sour, salty and fruity.

People have devoted their lives to getting their BBQ technique right, whether it’s using a dry rub or ‘mopping’ the meat. Through trial and error and driven by the desire to cook great BBQ myself, I’ve been working on simplifying this for the average person, i.e. those of us who don’t have smokers or massive BBQ pits in our back yards. But that is a whole other post – coming soon!

I like balance in life. So I’ve also taken that stance with my homemade sweet and sour maple BBQ sauce. Mine does have a slight Asian flare, as I’ve used soy sauce and rice vinegar.

The thing I like about this sweet and sour maple BBQ sauce is that it’s made with maple syrup, which gives an additional layer of flavour but is not refined sugar.

Sweet and Sour Maple BBQ Sauce

Sweet and Sour Maple BBQ Sauce

Jennifer McDonald
This sweet and sour maple BBQ sauce is a fresh and tangy BBQ sauce with a good balance of sweet, sour, fruity and salty flavour. There are no complicated ingredients, so this is so easy to create at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 158 kcal


  • cup ketchup
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium orange zest
  • 1 medium orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed


  • Add all the ingredients to a pot and heat over medium heat until boiling.
  • Turn down the heat to a low boil and let thicken and reduce by 1/3 for 10 to 15 minutes.


Calories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 2gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 997mgPotassium: 246mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 147IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
Did you give this recipe a whirl?We’re all ears to hear about your results!

You may also like

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x