Have you ever read the ingredients on your barbecue sauce bottle? It’s filled with sugar, corn syrup, liquid smoke, artificial flavors, preservatives and even soy. which is oftentimes genetically modified
Here is my all natural, milder in taste, version of BBQ sauce
2 strips of sugar-free, nitrate-free bacon
1/2 medium onion
5 tbsp of homemade tomato paste
1 garlic clove
Dates to taste ( I used 14)
1 tsp of tamarind paste
1/2 tsp of ground mustard
1-2 tsp of garlic powder or granulated garlic
1 tsp of smoked paprika
1 tbsp of coconut aminos
2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
A pinch of ground cloves
A pinch of salt
Ground black pepper to taste
Ground red chili or chipotle chili to taste (optional)
1/2 cup of water
- Using a Vitamix, Blendtec or food processor combine all the ingredients until smooth.
- Transfer to a space sauce pot bring to a boil .
- Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 20 mins.
- If needed add more water to make it more runny
- Store in refrigerator .
If using recipe for a crock pot dish, use less water, there is no need to cook it before adding to recipe
Bacon is a key ingredient to give it the smoky flavor