Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

This post is sponsored by Mizkan’s Nakano. I was compensated and all opinions are my own. 

Since I couldn’t be with my dad this Father’s Day, I thought I would post a little something something that reminds me of him…BBQ SAUCE!

When my dad was young, his family owned a chicken and ribs restaurant in Chicago. When I was young, my dad grilled ALL THE TIME! So, it only makes sense that I celebrate my dad with some homemade BBQ! 

Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges made with homemade BBQ sauce! via FitFoodieFinds.com

Before we talk wedges, let’s talk sauce.

YOU GUYS. 

Homemade BBQ sauce is so easy to make! The best part is, you only need a few ingredients! 

  • strained tomatoes (or ketchup)
  • maple syrup
  • molasses
  • spices

Lightened Up Sweet Maple BBQ Sauce #glutenfree via FitFoodieFinds.com

So sweet and tangy and ABSOLUTELY DELISH!

The featured ingredient in this BBQ Sauce is Nakano’s Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar. Nakano has tons of different flavored rice vinegar flavors and I adore this one. It’s sweet, garlicky, and tangy all at the same time.  It’s actually quite delicious on it’s own on top of a salad or grilled veggies….just my two sense :D

Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges made with homemade BBQ sauce! via FitFoodieFinds.com

Sweet Maple BBQ Sauce + Sweet Potato Wedges.

Hot damn.

Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges made with homemade BBQ sauce! via FitFoodieFinds.com

Ladies. No men are needed to get these grill marks. I promise you. 

 Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges made with homemade BBQ sauce! via FitFoodieFinds.com

The secret to grill marks is a hot grill (about 400-450 degrees F), a piece of tin foil, and coconut oil spray. 

Oh….and PATIENCE! You really need to just let em cook! 

Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges made with homemade BBQ sauce! via FitFoodieFinds.com

 Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges made with homemade BBQ sauce! via FitFoodieFinds.com

Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: ~6 servings

Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Ingredients

    For the BBQ Sauce
  • 2 cups organic strained tomatoes, pureed
  • 1/4 cup Nakano Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot starch (for thickening)
  • For the Wedges
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • ~1 cup Sweet Maple BBQ Sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Coconut Oil Spray (or nonstick cooking spray)

Instructions

    For the BBQ sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium size pot. Bring to a boil. Then, reduce heat to low and let simmer uncovered for about 10-15 minutes to let thicken. Transfer to a mason jar and place in refrigerator.
  2. For the Wedges
  3. First, preheat grill to about 450 degrees F. Then, wash and dry your sweet potatoes. Cut into large wedges. Place wedges into a gallon-size bag and pour in olive oil. Toss until all are coated.
  4. Next, place a piece of tin foil on your grill. Spray generously with coconut oil spray. Lay wedges onto grill.
  5. Using a grill brush, brush on bbq sauce to 1 the side facing up. Let wedges cook for about 7-10 minutes. Evaluate the situation and check to see what your grill marks look like :D
  6. Turn wedges, brush second side with more bbq sauce. Let cook for an additional 7ish minutes.
  7. Remove from grill, brush one more time with BBQ sauce.
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Strained tomatoes? Here’s the brand I used

Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges made with homemade BBQ sauce! via FitFoodieFinds.com

So, Happy Father’s Day Dad! Even though I’m not with you today, I’m thinking of you and so proud of who you are! 

Thank you so much for your support as I continue to do sponsored posts.  

Comments

  1. says

    Who knew bbq sauce was so easy to make??! Thanks for sharing that :) Those wedges look amazing. I used to hate sweet potatoes but grew to love them once I made the switch from normal potatoes. When I make them on the grill I usually wrap the potatoes in aluminum, put them on the grill and let them cook. I’ll definitely have to try making wedges next time!

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