This homemade barbecue sauce is a great replacement for the sugar-filled stuff you get at the store.
A lot of you have asked me for this but I put it off for a while because frankly, I buy my barbecue sauce. It’s clean, and I love it. But I also understand that many of you may not have access to buying clean barbecue sauce. So I relented and whipped this up for dinner the other night.
My ex husband loved it, Mini Chef refused to even try it (he’s was going through a phase), I enjoyed it but wish I had put it on the chicken while it was still on the grill. I just schmeared it on after the chicken was done, and that was not such a hot idea. In fact, next time, I think I’ll marinate the chicken in the sauce first before barbecuing it because The flavors never got a chance to really get into the chicken. But it was good! We even dipped polenta squares into it. Yum! And needless to say, I think it will be a while before I buy barbecue sauce again. this was just too easy and too yummy.
MORE HEALTHY CONDIMENT RECIPES:
HOMEMADE BARBECUE SAUCE RECIPE:
Need a healthier barbecue sauce? Look no further! This clean eating barbecue sauce is delicious as a marinade or brushed on at the grill.
- 15 oz. canned tomato sauce (no sugar added)
- 6 oz. can tomato paste (no sugar added)
- 1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce OR coconut aminos
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. onion powder
- 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Combine all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl and mix well using a whisk.
Use as you would any other bbq sauce!
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
This recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 6/19/11.