Tangy and sweet, this homemade BBQ sauce uses a whole orange and dates instead of refined sugar. This Whole30 barbecue sauce is a delicious compliment to grilled chicken!
Whole30 Barbecue Sauce Recipe
While this tangy and thick homemade barbecue sauce is a staple in our house, especially during summer grilling season. Unlike traditional BBQ sauce, this version is sweetened with fruit, so it is Whole30 compatible. Plus, it is dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, and paleo.
This homemade BBQ sauce is an affordable alternative to the healthier barbecue sauce options you can find at the grocery store, like Tessamae’s. Plus, it is ready in a little over an hour and can be stored in the refrigerator for well over a month!
We enjoy eating this flavorful sauce with my super simple lemon rosemary marinaded chicken.
Simple Paleo Barbecue Sauce
This BBQ sauce couldn’t be easier to make. Simply combine all ingredients in a blender, puree and cook down to make a thick and delicious sauce. Voilà!
As written, this homemade barbecue recipe makes about three cups of sauce. I like to store the BBQ sauce in two glass mason jars. One goes in the fridge (it is good for well over a month) and the other in the freezer.
Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe
- 1 28-oz can whole tomatoes*
- 1 large orange, peeled
- 1/2 cup dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos, low sodium soy sauce can be used, will not be Whole30 compliant
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth
- Transfer pureed mixture to a medium size saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat
- Reduce heat to low and slowly simmer sauce, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, for 1 hour
- Store thickened sauce in an air tight container in refrigerator for up to one month
Recipe makes approximately 3 cups of sauce. Nutrition information is based on a 2 tablespoon serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 28 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix
Other Paleo and Whole30 Sauces
Healthy, easy to make sauces and salad dressings are a staple in my kitchen. Try these other paleo and Whole30 compatible sauce recipes:
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