Special Sauce with Maple Syrup

Recipes with Maple Syrup / Sauces and Dressings

Recipe — Special Sauce with Maple Syrup
4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of chilli sauce or 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of vinegar
  • 1 packet of prepared demi-glace sauce (or 1 can of brown sauce)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Melt butter in a casserole on medium heat.
  2. Sauté the onions gently until they become transparent (about 3 to 5 minutes).
  3. Add maple syrup and demi-glace (or brown) sauce and bring to a boil. Simmer to reduce by half.
  4. Add the chilli sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Season to taste.
  5. Serve with your favourite meat dishes.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes with Maple Syrup

Sauces and Dressings Recipes

More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.