Sugar Free Gluten Free BBQ Sauce

photo-23-1I almost bought organic premade BBQ sauce, almost.. I thought “hey whats a bit of sugar”… and then I re-read the ingredients and realized it was ALOT of sugar. So I googled some recipe ideas on my phone from the organic food aisle, made a mental note of what I wanted to buy and set on a mission to create my own sauce that didn’t require ketchup and sugar.

There was some trial & error during the process and one thing was missing, and I was dreading it.. I missed the smokey spicy chipotle in adobo sauce taste, but gasp – there’s sugar in a can of those peppers. But I added it anyways, so there. The amount I added for the 3 jars of sauce is totally insignificant if you consider the depth of flavor and deliciousness it adds.. it just belongs there and I have no regrets.

Tomorrow I’ll be throwing boneless skinless chicken thighs in my crockpot with 1/2 jar of this tangy, sweet & spicy love in a jar and making pulled chicken.

Sugar Free Gluten Free BBQ Sauce
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2- 680ml cans of no salt added tomato sauce
  2. 1- 225ml jar of apricot or peach jam* (*sweetened with grape juice, NO sugar!)
  3. ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  4. 1 large finely diced onion
  5. 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, minced/crushed
  6. ½ - 1 diced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  7. 1 tbsp adobo sauce
  8. 3 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  9. 1 tsp mustard powder
  10. 1 tsp paprika
  11. ¼ cup maple syrup
  12. ¼ cup coconut sugar
  13. 1 tsp lemon juice
  14. 2 tsp garlic powder
  15. 2 tsp onion powder
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. If you want a very smooth sauce, puree in blender or use an immersion blender.
  3. Pour into mason jars and store in refrigerator once cool.
  4. Makes 3- 500ml jars
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