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Elderberry BBQ Sauce

5 from 1 vote


  • 1 can tomato sauce 15 oz
  • 3/4 cup maple vinegar substitute apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup elderberry juice*
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp. masa more if you want thicker sauce


  • To make elderberry juice from dried elderberries, simmer 1 cup of dried berries with 2 cups of water on low heat on the stove for 30 minutes, then blend in blender. Strain out all debris through cheesecloth.
  • On low heat, mix together all ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. Add more masa if you want a thicker sauce.
  • Use immediately or store in glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


*Make in the first step