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My Paleo BBQ Sauce is a disaster!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 13, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Does anyone have a paleo bbq recipe that actually tastes like traditional bbq? My attempts have been complete disasters.

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on May 08, 2011
at 05:25 PM

I reached "liquid smoke" and -sorry - turned off.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 08, 2011
at 02:40 PM

I love this one too, it didn't taste too tomato paste like to me.

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on May 08, 2011
at 05:58 AM

Awesome. I'll try this tomorrow when we get in the kitchen. Thanks!

Eeb593d6b6d7a939fdd5469b69347d5f

(1037)

on May 08, 2011
at 05:45 AM

My favorite so far is this one: http://paleograd.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-bbq-sauce-recipe.html

083f1759ac6bcee7cd5081f6d062c822

on April 13, 2011
at 11:21 PM

i tried the Son of Grok recipe which everyone seems to love...but it tasted like tomato sauce. Im told Vinegar, molasses aren't paleo, so that kind of takes most of the normal bbq flavor away.

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

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on April 13, 2011
at 09:19 PM

It's turning into an addiction. I make it at least once a week, usually adding a few more cups of bone stock once it boils and slow cooking a small beef brisket it in it. Take the brisket out after a few hours and crank up the heat... let it reduce and the meat sit about 20 minutes toppd in foil. Then shred the beef with two forks and when the reduction is nice and thick stir the beef back in. Pulled BBQ Brisket. BEST. MEAL. EVER.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 13, 2011
at 08:55 PM

Yet another glowing review of SOGBBQS. :-)

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

(668)

on April 13, 2011
at 08:45 PM

No need for any sweetener...

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

(668)

on April 13, 2011
at 08:44 PM

beat you to it! and it's delish!

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on April 13, 2011
at 08:15 PM

what have your attempts been so far?

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1663886f779619f4124d3efa21f72240

on April 13, 2011
at 11:49 PM

* 1 1/4 cup Chicken Broth (you can also use vegetable broth, or plain water)
* 6 oz can of tomato paste (no salt)
* The juice of 1.5 limes
* 1 tablespoon unrefined virgin coconut oil
* 2 shallots, minced
* 3 cloves garlic minced
* 1 tsp organic spicy (or dijon) mustard (always check ingredients, not all dijon mustards have favorable ingredients.)
* 1 tsp chipotle seasoning
* 1 tsp smoked paprika
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1 tsp salt
* Optional 1 tablespoon of raw honey 

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7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

(668)

on April 13, 2011
at 08:43 PM

I make Son of Grok's:

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

Adding cumin and a little basil

Definitely make a double batch, and use home made beef stock.

And let it reduce, nice and gooey :)

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

(668)

on April 13, 2011
at 09:19 PM

It's turning into an addiction. I make it at least once a week, usually adding a few more cups of bone stock once it boils and slow cooking a small beef brisket it in it. Take the brisket out after a few hours and crank up the heat... let it reduce and the meat sit about 20 minutes toppd in foil. Then shred the beef with two forks and when the reduction is nice and thick stir the beef back in. Pulled BBQ Brisket. BEST. MEAL. EVER.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 13, 2011
at 08:55 PM

Yet another glowing review of SOGBBQS. :-)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on May 08, 2011
at 02:40 PM

I love this one too, it didn't taste too tomato paste like to me.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Ours was amazing. We used it for a pulled pork recipe. Looks like Jordan posted it for us. Thanks Jordan.

Barbecue Sauce: 1 1/4 cup Imagine Chicken Broth (you can also use vegetable broth, or plain water) 6 oz can of tomato paste (no salt) The juice of 1.5 limes 1 tablespoon unrefined virgin coconut oil 2 shallots, minced 3 cloves garlic minced 1 tsp organic spicy (or dijon) mustard (always check ingredients, not all dijon mustards have favorable ingredients.) 1 tsp chipotle seasoning 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp liquid stevia extract (you can also use 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup or raw honey if you choose) Process:

In a sauce pan, heat coconut oil on medium. Add garlic and shallots, and saute until soft and translucent. Add mustard, smoked paprika, chipotle, cumin, and salt, and continue to saute (about 30 seconds). Add chicken broth, lime juice, stevia, and tomato paste. Whisk all ingredients until smooth. Bring to a light boil, reduce to simmer, and slightly cover with a lid. Simmer for 45 minutes, and let cool.

Eeb593d6b6d7a939fdd5469b69347d5f

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on May 08, 2011
at 05:45 AM

My favorite so far is this one: http://paleograd.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-bbq-sauce-recipe.html

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B7fec4bf394de8dfa6403067aea94e1b

on May 08, 2011
at 11:23 AM

I made a bbq sauce that doesn't taste like traditional sauce, but it's not strictly paleo.

I melted seven little squares of very dark chocolate in some butter, about 1:1, added some Korean red pepper (cayenne would probably work too) and some cinnamon to taste. I let it mellow. I pureed two tomatoes and added a little juice from an orange, acacia honey to taste a little lemon juice and sea salt. I simmered it until most of the water was gone, then mixed all the ingredients together. It coated the ribs well. It had an interesting flavor - a little chocolately, not too sweet, tangy and rich. However, it doesn't taste or pour like traditional sauce but I prefer this recipe because the flavor is more rounded.

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on May 08, 2011
at 05:46 AM

083f1759ac6bcee7cd5081f6d062c822

on May 08, 2011
at 05:58 AM

Awesome. I'll try this tomorrow when we get in the kitchen. Thanks!

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on May 08, 2011
at 05:25 PM

I reached "liquid smoke" and -sorry - turned off.

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D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 13, 2011
at 08:43 PM

One recipe that I keep seeing coming up on other blogs and sites is the original Son of Grok recipe - supposed to be dynamite!

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

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

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on April 13, 2011
at 08:44 PM

beat you to it! and it's delish!

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on April 13, 2011
at 08:32 PM

Tomato paste, honey, mustard, apple cider vinegar (clearly the tomato paste is the base, vinegar is optional (as is the mustard))

add salt, pepper, cayenne, a small amount of curry, a small amount of cumin, clove of crushed garlic

cook on a very low simmer until the color darkens a shade, and the sauce thickens

taste and adjust seasonings

Let me go ahead and say though, I've been making a "wet rub" for bbq by drizzling honey over the raw ribs/brisket/etc... then liberally coating that with a spice rub... rubbing it all into a paste on the surface of the meat with the back of a spoon... then cooking. No sauce required... and GOOOOOD!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 13, 2011
at 08:27 PM

I've been experimenting based on the ingredients in Chaka's (http://www.chakasmmm.com/about/). I use molasses instead of HFCS and balsamic vinegar in place of soy sauce. So use those as a base and add in your spices and fruit juices one at a time. I found that adding sweated shallots to the mix offers a sweet flavor. I'm impressed with my creations.

7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

(668)

on April 13, 2011
at 08:45 PM

No need for any sweetener...

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