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Gluten-free Barbecue SAuce and Ketchup

Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauce

  • Author: Meghan Telpner
  • Total Time: 45 mins


Love a good BBQ sauce without the additional preservatives or refined sugar? Whip up a batch of this Gluten-Free Barbecue sauce and you’ll never look back.


  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 500ml jar tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup organic dijon or honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 Tbsp or more sambal olek or organic hot sauce
  • ½ tsp sea salt or more to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pot over medium heat and then add the onions. Sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for another two minutes.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and let it gurgle with love for 25-30 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Taste test your sauce and decide if you want more heat or sweetness to it.
  4. Remove from the heat and let sit to cool.
  5. Run the whole mix through your food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Transfer to jars, allow to cool completely, seal and store in fridge or freezer.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Condiments

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