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
Recipe

Sweet Maple BBQ Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: ~6 servings

Ingredients

For the BBQ Sauce

Follow the recipe for our Homemade BBQ Sauce

For the Wedges

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup Sweet Maple BBQ Sauce

Instructions

For the Wedges

  1. First, preheat grill to about 400ºF.
  2. Next, wash and dry sweet potatoes. Cut into large wedges. Place wedges into a gallon-sized bag add spices and olive oil to the bag. Seal tightly and toss sweet potatoes until all potatoes are coated in oil and spices.
  3. Next, place a piece of tin foil onto your grill. Spray generously with coconut oil spray. Lay wedges onto the grill.
  4. Using a grill brush, brush bbq sauce onto each sweet potato wedge. Let wedges cook for about 7-10 minutes.
  5. Turn wedges, brush second side with more bbq sauce. Let cook for an additional 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from grill, brush one more time with BBQ sauce and enjoy!

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!

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