Saturday, May 4, 2013

Paleo BBQ Sauce

The spices can be adjusted as desired, depending on if you what a sweeter or spicier taste
This recipe is a milder version, so bring on the extra seasoning.  Adding extra seasoning, will also help offset the "tomato" flavor.

1 6 oz can organic tomato paste
 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp raw honey
1 healping Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Starting here, any of these can be adjusted for your taste as you cook it-

1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp-1 tbsp. chili powder (again up to you)
a few dashes crushed red pepper
1/4 to 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp. liquid smoke (hickory works well) (or 3 Tbsp)
1/2 tsp black pepper or more as you cook it
Optional- Several dashes of hot sauce

Heat all ingredients in a sauce pan stirring frequently for about 15 minutes on medium low, adjust seasoning as needed

Optional- For a sweeter taste add any sweetener that you allow in your kitchen, a few pinches of raw sugar for example