It’s grilling season. In case you’re like me and are trying to avoid all of the extra sugar, corn syrup, other unhealthy stuff in commercial barbecue sauces, I thought I’d give you my recipe for homemade barbecue sauce. I developed it by combining several different recipes I found online.
Despite the many ingredients, it’s remarkably easy. It’s great on pork and beef—especially ribs. And it’s also paleo and primal compliant.
I’d love to hear what kinds of sauces you like to use on your barbecue.
- 280 g. (ca 10 oz.) tomato paste
- 2 Tbsp. blackstrap molasses
- 1 ½ Tbsp. maple syrup
- 4 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tbsp. apple juice
- 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp. onion powder
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- 3/4 tsp. liquid smoke (optional)
- Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Use on grilled meat—either as a marinade or as a mopping sauce.
- Makes a little more than a cup of sauce.