Bourbon Maple BBQ Sauce

3/4c. water

1 (6oz) can tomato paste

1/2c apple cider vinegar

1/4c Worcestershire

1T Dijon mustard

1T cocoa powder

2t fresh ground black pepper

1t salt

1t smoked paprika

1t cayenne pepper (optional)

1/2t garlic powder

1/2 - 3/4c maple syrup (with 3/4c., it's sweet but you get the bourbon barrel maple flavor)


mix everything together in a sauce pan on medium heat. bring to a simmer for a few minutes. store in a glass container for up to two weeks. it will thicken as it cools. active time 10m. total time 10m.