I’m not sure about all this Paleo stuff-I just can’t devour things with corn, gluten, refined sugar. . .among other things. Which is why reading ingredient labels has become the quickest way to bring a cloud of sadness over me-they are filled with the very things I cannot eat.
BBQ sauce is no exception. Sure, a lot of sauces have nixed the high fructose corn syrup, but many of them still contain some sort of corn derivative like corn starch. So I went on a mini mission to make some corn-free, yuck-free BBQ sauce that was delicious enough to trick my husband into believing it was a Mr. Stubbs double.
Get your BBQ bibs and moisty wipes ready. . .
Paleo Homemade BBQ Sauce
1 cup plain spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup vegetable stock
3 Tablespoons molasses
2 Tablespoons Vinegar (apple cider or red wine)
1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar
2 teaspoons paprika (smoked paprika is delicious)
1 teaspoon dry mustard seed (powder)
Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan over low heat for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Turn down to a simmer for 20 minutes to reduce by 20% (basically it will be thicker)
- Use liberally on all things (are there any exceptions? No.)