Thursday, May 09, 2013

No-Sugar Barbecue Sauce

I made this, more or less (no smoke, for instance), tonight for dinner.  It was pretty good.  Not amazing (but again--I was doing a total straight-from-my-pantry variation) but even that was pretty good and totally workable.  And maybe much better than the versions I've been making with ketchup (which were too sweet and too vinegary and too high fructose corn syrupy).

Makes 4 cups of sauce
1 15 oz can of organic tomato sauce
1 12 oz can of organic tomato paste
1 cup of red wine vinegar
1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup of pure raw honey
1/3 cup of molassas
2 T butter or ghee
2 T all natural liquid hickory smoke* (this is the best all natural one that contains no yucky ingredients: CedarHouse Ultra-Premium Liquid Smoke: All Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke – 4 oz)
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp chili powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
heaping ¼ tsp cinnamon
heaping ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients together in a large pot over medium low heat. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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