Now certainly you can make your own Maple BBQ Sauce by following this recipe, but if you'd rather purchase it, then we recommend the following two maple sauces. Both are exceptional. How do we know? Because PIECES OF VERMONT owner Rick Smith loves to barbecue and has tested a LOT of sauces! The only barbecue sauces that he now uses are the two maple barbecue sauces below, as well as the four non-maple sauces. See Rick's recipes and sauce choices at the bottom of the page.
For St. Louis Style Spareribs & Baby Back Ribs -
Generally every holiday I cook BBQ ribs, and when it comes to barbecue pork baby back ribs, cooked either on the grill or in the oven as I do, without question Curtis ALL AMERICAN Bar-B-Cue Sauce (vinegar-based) is the choice! This barbecue sauce does not contain maple syrup as an ingredient, but it is produced in Vermont and sold at Curtis' All American Barbecue Pit in Putney Vermont, a famous roadside travel destination for over 40 years. We also use Curtis' sauce on homemade barbecue pizza (gluten free) and it's delicious!
For Buffalo or "Grass Fed" Beef Burgers -
If you are not aware, buffalo meat is extremely healthy. We eat it once a week, usually as burgers or in a recipe we call "Maple Ground Beef with Peas & Carrots" Those recipes will be available here shortly, but for both we use Rosie's BAR-B-Q SAUCE/Maple Flavor.
For Pulled Pork Tequitos -
One of our favorite recipes is pulled pork tequitos made using root beer soda and maple barbecue sauce. YUP, root beer soda! The recipes is extremely simple and a wonderful weekend dish!
For Shrimp & Spiny Lobster -
When it comes to shrimp we make Butterfly Coconut Shrimp, baked in the oven (no deep frying involved) and for a dipping sauce use either this Key Lime barbecue sauce or a pineapple sauce made from scratch to pour over the shrimp and for dipping. The combination is outstanding!
For Barbecue Chicken -
We don't eat a lot of chicken, but when we do get the craving for some good barbecue chicken, I make sure I have a jar of Granny Blossom's Smoky Apple BBQ sauce on hand, particularly for Barbecue Chicken Burgers!