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Thanksgiving BBQ Sauce

Thanksgiving BBQ Sauce

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This sauce brings together the tartness of fresh cranberries, with the sweetness from maple syrup becoming a flavorful condiment perfect for smoked pulled beef and red meats.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ Sauce, Sauce, Thanksgiving
Cook Time 1 hour


  • Mesh strainer
  • Medium saucepan
  • Stick blender


  • 2 pounds Fresh Cranberries
  • 2-3 cups Water
  • 4 tsp Dorot Ginger
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup (Heinz Simply)
  • 2 tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup Grade A Dark
  • 1 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Sage
  • 1 tsp Granulated Onion
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper


  • Rinse cranberries.
  • Add cranberries and water to saucepan.
  • Simmer on stove top (low flame) for 10-15 mins until cranberries are tender.
  • Add ginger and stir to incorporate.
  • Stick blend until smooth.
  • Pour and press sauce through a mesh strainer into a bowl. Discard skins.
  • Transfer back into saucepan over a low flame.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 10-15 mins.
  • Pour into Ball jars and chill or serve hot.