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Any good brands of paleo friendly barbecue sauce?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM

I get tired of eating plain meat (does that make me a weak neolither?) so I'd like to find some brands of barbecue sauce that are paleo compatible.

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on February 17, 2010
at 12:55 PM

SoG's sauce is excellent. Highly recommended

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on February 16, 2010
at 10:32 PM

I forgot earlier--some dry rubs are low in sugar or sugar-free; see, for example: http://bbq.about.com/od/rubrecipes/r/bl90710b.htm

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on February 16, 2010
at 09:01 PM

Great suggestions! Another alternative: eastern North Carolina BBQ sauce is vinegar-based instead of tomato-based, but it still probably has some sugar or honey in it.

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on February 16, 2010
at 08:43 PM

I wonder how long it keeps for?

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on February 16, 2010
at 06:49 PM

Son of Grok has covered this topic. Solving this craving involves rolling up your sleeves and putting things together yourself, but damn is the stuff worth it.

http://www.sonofgrok.com/2009/06/sog-zesty-bbq-zauce/

Or hit up paleodiet.com They have a recipe for blueberry bbq sauce (there's honey in the recipe so modify or keep depending on how hard you are).

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

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on February 16, 2010
at 08:43 PM

I wonder how long it keeps for?

7f8d633c32b75ad7f9f148ceb6283866

(315)

on February 17, 2010
at 12:55 PM

SoG's sauce is excellent. Highly recommended

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Fa47fe5368e66325865f60a928609145

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on February 16, 2010
at 10:27 PM

How about combining your meat with vegetables that compliment it. Steak with mushrooms is just one thing that comes to mind.. or salmon baked with tomatoes or lemon slices on top.

Another option is to make curry's and things like that with coconut milk.

Perhaps you just need to eat fattier meats. If it's less dry you might not need a sauce after all.

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on February 16, 2010
at 07:10 PM

Try other alternatives!

  1. Hot sauce! - Find one that has a reasonable ingredient list.
  2. Chilean Pebre - there are easy recipes online; but I buy mine at a local grocer.
  3. Mustard - I use an organic spicy brown mustard. And sometimes I just make it myself with mustard seeds. It's super easy.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on February 16, 2010
at 09:01 PM

Great suggestions! Another alternative: eastern North Carolina BBQ sauce is vinegar-based instead of tomato-based, but it still probably has some sugar or honey in it.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on February 16, 2010
at 10:32 PM

I forgot earlier--some dry rubs are low in sugar or sugar-free; see, for example: http://bbq.about.com/od/rubrecipes/r/bl90710b.htm

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on February 16, 2012
at 05:45 AM

chimichurri sauce is a good substitute (i like it more!)

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on February 16, 2012
at 03:41 AM

If you are near a Portuguese town, ask around where you may buy Piri-Piri sauce. It's the best thing ever, but I may be biased =) I've also seen it for sale online, but I've never bought it there.

Otherwise try this:
2 tablespoons chili paste,
1 tablespoon olive oil,
1 tablespoon lemon juice, (or use two tablespoons lemon juice instead of the olive oil)
salt and pepper.
Optional: 1 tablespoon Worcestershire.

This should keep in the fridge for a looong time in a tightly closed glass jar. Shake well before using.
For asian meats, replace Worcestershire with sesame paste (NOT oil) or even soy sauce. Also good with basil.

You can use it as a marinade or brush on meat as you cook.

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on February 15, 2012
at 07:27 PM

I've focused more on finding spice rubs for meats rather than sauces.

1) Commercial sauces always seem to be pretty high in sugar.

2) It's easy to imagine a caveman drying some plants in the sun, grinding them with a rock, and rubbing/sprinkling it on their food, so it seems to be more paleo in my mind.

There is a world of interesting spices out there.

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