Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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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.

Clean Eating Barbecue Sauce shown in three white spoons lined up on a table. The sauce is a rich, reddish-brown color.

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.

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Clean Eating Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Need a healthier barbecue sauce? Look no further! This clean eating barbecue sauce is delicious as a marinade or brushed on at the grill.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 13 servings
Calories: 138kcal

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • ¼ cup unsulphured molasses
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl and mix well using a whisk.
  • Use as you would any other bbq sauce!

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.8mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 6/19/11.

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139 Comments

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  2. graciouspantry says:

    RC – Let me know how you like it!

  3. Making some of this tonight and throwing it in the crock pot with chicken so that it’s ready after our bike ride! Yum! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Courtney – Oh yum! Hope you enjoy it!

  4. graciouspantry says:

    Melodie – My pleasure! Enjoy!

  5. graciouspantry says:

    Tammy – Haha!! Glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Did anybody try to can this sauce? I would like to try.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Dnl – I know nothing about canning. Sorry!

  7. Tompatsfarm says:

    Can’t wait to try it but have to buy the no sugar tomato sauce & paste. I am taking a class at our church (The Daniel Plan) and hope to change a lot of our “bad” habits – like fancy creamer in my coffee) and eat “cleaner”. Am so glad to have found your site. Pat

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Tompatsfarm – The tomato sauce and paste I used did not have added sugar.
      I have a recipe for condensed milk here on my blog that you might enjoy in place of creamer. Be sure to check it out because I think it may qualify for the Daniel Plan.

  8. graciouspantry says:

    Ashintex – I love Bone Suckin’ Sauce. Great stuff!

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  10. graciouspantry says:

    Hope you enjoy it!

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  12. Paigeconstantine says:

    Thank you for this!!! I LOVE BBQ, but I am allergic to corn, and almost EVERY BBQ sauce has some sort of corn product in it. Just another benefit of eating clean! Thanks again!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      My pleasure! Enjoy!

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  14. Christie Lynn says:

    I added some liquid smoke, sorry had too, and it was GOOOOOD!!! YUM… Making the BBQ Chicken Tacos, twothings my hubs loves in one!!! YUM… thanks

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Awesome! I’ve never had liquid smoke, but I’ve heard it’s good.

  15. graciouspantry says:

    about 1 1/2 weeks.

  16. graciouspantry says:

    Just leave it out. It’s such a small amount, you should be okay without it.

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