Sunday, February 6, 2011

Paleo BBQ sauce

My husband and I love to use our smoker. We try to make it a weekly ritual. We will typically do some delicious baby back ribs, which of course need a great barbecue sauce to accompany them. I have tried many variations, but this morning I feel like I finally nailed it. The key with this sauce is to adjust it to your own personal preference. I prefer a flavorful, slightly sweet, non spicy bbq sauce. However, if you like spicy, add some paprika and chili powder. Or if you prefer more vinegar, go to town. :)

Paleo Barbecue Sauce

1 can tomato paste
1 cup water
3 tbsp cider vinegar
1.5 tsp yacon (can also maple syrup)
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp honey

Place all ingredients in a sauce pan. Simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes. Allow to cool. Serve and enjoy!


  1. I am going to try this..what tomato paste did you use?

  2. I just look for tomato pastes that have minimal ingredients. One of my favorites is Pastene, its just tomato pulp on its ingredients list.