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Paleo BBQ Sauce

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 16, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Paleo BBQ sauce is impossible to find in stores.

Has anybody tried making their own?

I know BBQ Sauce recipes often come with an "I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you" clause, but would anybody mind sharing their experience?

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

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on February 01, 2012
at 01:19 AM

I found a repost of it: http://www.primalfed.com/paleo-barbecue-sauce/

7c2a558ab6fed8f886120f7763b67ad4

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on January 27, 2012
at 12:58 PM

The site host Son of Grok's recipe shows a 404 error, any chance you happened to save the recipe in text form?

7c2a558ab6fed8f886120f7763b67ad4

(45)

on January 27, 2012
at 12:57 PM

This site shows a 404 error, any chance you happened to save the recipe in text form?

2c3a4e438d71775f45e98d1334b4e8d4

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on April 07, 2011
at 10:08 PM

Instead of telling you "agave nectar bad", here's an article you might find interesting: http://www.foodrenegade.com/agave-nectar-good-or-bad/

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

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on March 11, 2011
at 03:55 PM

Heh heh--cool, I'm sure that'd be tasty. If you want something sweeter, I might suggest the other recipe, though: http://paleograd.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-bbq-sauce-recipe.html. In either case, let me know how it turns out!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 11, 2011
at 03:53 PM

ditch the agave nectar britt. never use that. it's virtually the same as HFCS.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 11, 2011
at 03:28 PM

I'm going to try your recipe, but with pure honey (yes, i know, fructose, I don't care)

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

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on March 10, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Glad you liked it! I promised to let you know if I developed a more traditional recipe, and I have: http://paleograd.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-bbq-sauce-recipe.html. It has a bit of dextrose in it, but if that doesn't bother you, I think you'll like it quite a bit.

61ff86be603d2508d10eedb1997b3532

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on February 28, 2011
at 06:03 PM

Tried this BBQ Recipe this weekend. It worked out really well! Not like what my taste buds have grown to expect from a BBQ sauce, but not far off, and ultimately very tasty!

7252d24b0b0a359774025c4f39bd395b

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on February 24, 2011
at 12:57 AM

Just made some of this sauce to go with a Pork roast I have in the oven after reading this thread earlier today. The sauce is amazing. I added some lemon juice to it also....

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

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on February 16, 2011
at 09:34 PM

Well, I will admit that this doesn't taste identical to traditional BBQ sauces (although I might prefer it to them--the taste is lively and great). However, I'm going to keep playing around with sauces--if I experiment with another one that's more similar to non-paleo BBQ sauce, I'll definitely let you know.

61ff86be603d2508d10eedb1997b3532

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on February 16, 2011
at 08:14 PM

Sounds good! I like the idea of adding herbs.

61ff86be603d2508d10eedb1997b3532

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on February 16, 2011
at 08:11 PM

Organic molasses is a great idea, thanks! Not sure erythritol or stevia match my own personal concept of paleo.

61ff86be603d2508d10eedb1997b3532

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on February 16, 2011
at 08:09 PM

Nice! That recipe sounds similar to the one I tried, only with beef broth. Maybe that's the secret ingrediant!

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

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on February 16, 2011
at 06:35 PM

Also, as a general suggestion for adapting non-paleo BBQ sauce recipes you might find around the interwebz, try replacing sugar/honey in the recipe with pure dextrose. It's still sugar, but it doesn't do any liver damage.

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Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

on February 16, 2011
at 06:33 PM

YES!!!

I just made this last night, actually:

http://paleograd.blogspot.com/2011/02/paleo-pulled-pork-green-beans_16.html

The link to the sauce recipe is in the post. And believe me, it's awesome.

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

(1902)

on February 16, 2011
at 09:34 PM

Well, I will admit that this doesn't taste identical to traditional BBQ sauces (although I might prefer it to them--the taste is lively and great). However, I'm going to keep playing around with sauces--if I experiment with another one that's more similar to non-paleo BBQ sauce, I'll definitely let you know.

61ff86be603d2508d10eedb1997b3532

(400)

on February 16, 2011
at 08:09 PM

Nice! That recipe sounds similar to the one I tried, only with beef broth. Maybe that's the secret ingrediant!

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

(1902)

on February 16, 2011
at 06:35 PM

Also, as a general suggestion for adapting non-paleo BBQ sauce recipes you might find around the interwebz, try replacing sugar/honey in the recipe with pure dextrose. It's still sugar, but it doesn't do any liver damage.

7252d24b0b0a359774025c4f39bd395b

(95)

on February 24, 2011
at 12:57 AM

Just made some of this sauce to go with a Pork roast I have in the oven after reading this thread earlier today. The sauce is amazing. I added some lemon juice to it also....

61ff86be603d2508d10eedb1997b3532

(400)

on February 28, 2011
at 06:03 PM

Tried this BBQ Recipe this weekend. It worked out really well! Not like what my taste buds have grown to expect from a BBQ sauce, but not far off, and ultimately very tasty!

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

(1132)

on March 11, 2011
at 03:28 PM

I'm going to try your recipe, but with pure honey (yes, i know, fructose, I don't care)

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

(1902)

on March 11, 2011
at 03:55 PM

Heh heh--cool, I'm sure that'd be tasty. If you want something sweeter, I might suggest the other recipe, though: http://paleograd.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-bbq-sauce-recipe.html. In either case, let me know how it turns out!

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

(1902)

on March 10, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Glad you liked it! I promised to let you know if I developed a more traditional recipe, and I have: http://paleograd.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-bbq-sauce-recipe.html. It has a bit of dextrose in it, but if that doesn't bother you, I think you'll like it quite a bit.

7c2a558ab6fed8f886120f7763b67ad4

(45)

on January 27, 2012
at 12:58 PM

The site host Son of Grok's recipe shows a 404 error, any chance you happened to save the recipe in text form?

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

(1902)

on February 01, 2012
at 01:19 AM

I found a repost of it: http://www.primalfed.com/paleo-barbecue-sauce/

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86e631c6164bfdf4221434e2d38125b3

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on March 11, 2011
at 04:12 PM

I LOVE this recipe from Son of Grok.

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

I've made it a few times, and it's just so delicious. It's zesty, not sweet, but I preferred zesty BBQ even before Paleo.

7c2a558ab6fed8f886120f7763b67ad4

(45)

on January 27, 2012
at 12:57 PM

This site shows a 404 error, any chance you happened to save the recipe in text form?

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91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

on March 11, 2011
at 03:27 PM

Here's my recipe: http://www.jbsitedesigns.com/?p=9850

I don't know how "paleo" it is, since it includes both Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke, but both could easily be eliminated, although you'd sacrifice some of the "smokey" flavor.

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on February 16, 2011
at 07:34 PM

I've posted this elsewhere for similar questions, but my recipe is basically:

  • Pan drippings
  • Tomato paste
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Tamarind paste
  • Apple Cider vinegar

And then to thicken it up, some cream.

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03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

on February 16, 2011
at 07:31 PM

My recipes are similar to others, but I add a combination of a touch of erythritol or stevia plus a daub of organic raw molasses for sweetness. A bit of cocoa powder can also work nicely.

61ff86be603d2508d10eedb1997b3532

(400)

on February 16, 2011
at 08:11 PM

Organic molasses is a great idea, thanks! Not sure erythritol or stevia match my own personal concept of paleo.

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8b2cf7c19ca13c81d3007aacf091d4f1

on February 16, 2011
at 07:26 PM

Yes there is! I have made many variations, but from what I can gather, the following ingredients are "staples" in my BBQ Sauce:

  1. Organic Tomato Paste
  2. White Wine Ving.
  3. Touch of Agave Nectar for sweetness
  4. Olive Oil
  5. Chili Powder
  6. Onion Powder
  7. Garlic Powder
  8. small amount of water the thin out

I have also added mustard powder and other herbs such as oregano, basil, etc. depending on what kind of taste I am going for.. I hope this helps!

61ff86be603d2508d10eedb1997b3532

(400)

on February 16, 2011
at 08:14 PM

Sounds good! I like the idea of adding herbs.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 11, 2011
at 03:53 PM

ditch the agave nectar britt. never use that. it's virtually the same as HFCS.

2c3a4e438d71775f45e98d1334b4e8d4

(495)

on April 07, 2011
at 10:08 PM

Instead of telling you "agave nectar bad", here's an article you might find interesting: http://www.foodrenegade.com/agave-nectar-good-or-bad/

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C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on February 03, 2012
at 02:58 PM

How bad is molasses like 1 tablespoon in 3 cups of sauce?

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32de3d62a6d2e81e27b0221782eaf5fe

on February 03, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Try leaving a cup of chopped dates soaking in 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar over night in the fridge. In the morning add 1/4 c water and a can or two of tomato paste. Add seasonings of your choice, but I would recommend onion and garlic. Apple cider soaked dates are usually my wine replacement when it comes to cooking.

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7dd9a07238f1c78ce3fbad85fad1f1a1

on November 12, 2011
at 01:50 AM

Here's one that is new to the web: http://paleofood.com/recipes/sauces-neanderthinbarbecuesauce.htm

Ray Audette's NeanderThin was published back in 1999 and is out-of-print. I've now put four of his recipes on the web. For more, the book is available on the used market.

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Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

on March 11, 2011
at 03:23 PM

Glad you liked the recipe! I promised to let you know if I tried a new, more traditional-tasting recipe, and I did: http://paleograd.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-bbq-sauce-recipe.html. It has a bit of dextrose in it, but it's pretty awesome (it's entirely possible that it would taste just as good without the sweetness, but I really was trying to capture the taste of our pre-paleo BBQ favorite).

Bring on the brisket.

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