My Homemade Paleo BBQ Sauce Recipe

BBQ chicken and side dishI have had a lot of questions about my homemade Paleo BBQ sauce, so let me try to recreate the recipe here. I am a bit of an experimental cook, so I play around with spices and ingredients that strike me in the moment. Feel free to add or remove ingredients and have fun with it yourself!

Mix the following in a small mixing bowl. You will probably have some left over, so transfer to tupperware for refrigeration.

  • One can of quality pure tomato sauce (i.e., no sugar or salt or garbage added)
  • 2 T of red wine vinegar
  • 1 T honey
  • 1/2 T cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1/2 TB chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • A dash of garlic powder

Spice to your individual taste. You might like it more sour or more spicy or even sweeter.

Note: The Paleo community is divided on the paleo-ness of honey and vinegar. I’ve read arguments for both sides. It is your decision if you want to add these ingredients or not.

Is honey Paleo?

Is vinegar Paleo?

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