Paleo BBQ Sauce Recipe
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I do a fair amount of grilling and have been needing a new BBQ sauce to replace those high sugar ones that I used to buy. The reason I actually wanted to make a barbecue sauce today was actually for a slow cooker recipe. I have never made a sauce before, so I checked out a few recipe sites for some ideas. I used a recipe from to give me a base, then changed a few things along they way. The sauce is a little spicy but better than the jars I was buying at the supermarket!
Recipe type: Condiment
  • **FYI - this makes A LOT of sauce, so if you don't plan on doing a lot with it in the next couple of weeks, you might want to half everything.
  • 1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 12 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅓ cup of pure honey
  • ⅓ cup of molasses
  • 4 tbls butter
  • 2 tbls liquid hickory smoke (add a little more if you want more of a hickory taste/scent)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • dash of kosher salt
  1. This is an easy one!
  2. Throw all of the ingredients in a pot. Let it cook on low for 20-25 minute, stirring occasionally. Add any extra spices during the cooking to make it spicier or more flavorful to your liking.
  3. It might be best to store the sauce in a mason jar when you're done.
Recipe by Primal Feeding at