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Clean Eating BBQ Sauce

You can tell I wasn’t born in North America because I do not care much about sauces, dips, spreads etc. I know weird but honestly I don’t suffer. Take away wine and I will cry…However, after the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe I realized I created sort of Clean Eating BBQ Sauce. Then a few readers emailed me asking if I have any condiment recipes. Nope, I don’t. Then a few weeks ago, my friend Suzanne asked the same question while we were strolling aisles of CHFA West saying “Do you have good BBQ Sauce recipe? Would be so nice to have a healthy BBQ sauce with all the BBQ’ing coming up”. OK, I didn’t need any more hints.

Clean Eating BBQ Sauce is super easy to make, apparently. More apparently I have made it a million times for the slow cooker recipes. So, I threw ingredients in a pot and from the first time I had a winner! Alex and kids went crazy for it. So, I made a second batch which I’m sharing today.

Clean Eating BBQ Sauce

I’m not saying you can’t buy organic Clean Eating BBQ sauce. Yes, you can. And if you are short on time you should! I realize turning your fridge and freezer into Clean Eating oasis is time consuming. But if you have time and more likely all ingredients in the pantry (I did), then you should make your own for about 6 times cheaper than a store bought. I didn’t use Worcestershire sauce because it is not clean, full of GMOs and frankly is not necessary.

And in case you are wondering whether liquid smoke is healthy… Because I was, particularly about cancer causing carcinogens. So, Mr. Google came to the rescue and I found a great article on Helyn’s Healthy Kitchen, where she included a video done by Dr. Michael Greger, where he explains liquid smoke dangers in a nutshell.

Clean Eating BBQ Sauce

Good news is there are no dangers of adding 1 tsp of liquid smoke to a batch of BBQ sauce. You would have to drink 3 bottles of liquid smoke a day (!) to go over OK safety limit of 47. 1 tsp of liquid smoke contains only 0.8 of whatever (honestly I didn’t dig down deep what are those #s, who cares?!). What is way more dangerous is to consume smoked food and the worst being smoked salmon! When liquid smoke is made only flavour compounds are captured with liquid and not the cancer compounds. So, liquid smoke for making BBQ sauce is completely safe, yay! However, I recommend to buy liquid smoke with only 2 ingredients: water and smoke concentrate. I have seen molasses (GMO for sure) and caramel colour in some brands. So, be careful!!!

Happy BBQ’ing and be healthy!

P.S. No idea on calorie count. Do you blame me?! A few tbsp maybe a few calories and few grams of sugar?!

Clean Eating BBQ Sauce

Clean Eating BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, add all ingredients and whisk until well combined. Bring to a boil, cover half way with a lid to prevent splashing and simmer for 20 minutes. Transfer to a glass jar and let cool. Use as you would use a store bought BBQ sauce.
  2. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in an airtight glass jar for up to a few months. Maybe can be frozen. Our BBQ sauce seems to be used faster than any of these recommendations.
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16 Comments

    • Olena

      Yes, I’m sure. It has enough sugar, in a form of molasses and honey. You must love BBQ sauce if you wanna can it LOL.

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    • Olena

      Langley Farm Market. Most grocery stores have it in sauce/condiments aisles. I think Roots has it. I wonder if Pomme does too.

      Reply
  1. Amy

    Thank you for this YUMMY BBQ sauce recipe. I made this and put it on meatloaf my family went crazy. Would it be ok to freeze? Thanks

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  2. Yadi

    Would you be able to just use more honey rather than molasses? I don’t use it much.

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  3. Charla

    Excellent recipe! I added one tablespoon of natural Worcestershire and a pinch of pepper and was very happy with the the results.

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    • Olena

      Yay. I do not keep Worcestershire on hand because it always goes bad over 10 years I use it for lol. But definitely proper BBQ sauce has it.

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  4. Aaron

    Where do you find unsulphured molasses, and is it nonprocessed? They put some awful stuff in that processed stuff.

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    • Olena

      Depends where you live. You can find Wholesome brand of unsulphured molasses pretty much in any grocery store that has Natural Foods section or on Amazon. Here read more, no additives, as good as molasses can get. Use their store locator.

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      • Aaron

        Thanks! I’m planning to use this as a base recipe for Hawaiian style BBQ chicken Pizza for potluck at church next week, I’ll let you know how it turns out! 🙂

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          • Aaron

            Sure, I’ll write it down the ingredients when I add them so I don’t forget. I’m not making it till next week cause thats when the potluck is, I also made an Italian stew a while back want the recipe? should I just leave it as a comment?

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