An easy recipe for sweet and spicy barbecue sauce that’s allergy friendly and perfect for all your barbecue needs!
Imagine that it’s summertime. You’re having a backyard barbecue, and you need to run to the store to grab some barbecue sauce. You run into the store, head down the aisle, and see that your favorite store bought brand – the one that works for your dietary needs – is out of stock.
Ugh! Don’t you hate that?
You look at all the other options, but there are just so many, and who knows for sure if they’re totally safe for your family. You’d need to call the company to be sure, and who’s going to answer the phone on a weekend?
You need a great recipe for homemade barbecue sauce that’s delicious, easy to make, and allergy friendly.
The trouble with store bought condiments like barbecue sauce is that even if they don’t contain common allergens, they may be manufactured in a facility or on the same lines as those allergens.
Or store bought brands may contain other ingredients that you just don’t want to consume – things like high fructose corn syrup, MSG, or propylene glycol. Fortunately, it’s easy to make your own barbecue sauce. You can control the spice level, too, which is nice, especially if you’re making it for your kids.
You can also experiment with this recipe. You can use fresh garlic, or fresh minced onions if you prefer. You can add some smoked paprika or try honey instead of maple syrup. This sauce is easy to make, flavorful, and fast – you’ll be ready to serve this in about 15 minutes. Perfect for last minute get-togethers!
- 15 ounces tomato sauce
- ¾ Tablespoon garlic powder
- ¾ Tablespoon cumin
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- ¾ Tablespoon chili powder (increase if desired)
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Pour the tomato sauce into a sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Add all other ingredients.
- Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes to let the flavors blend.
- Use immediately or cool and refrigerate. Sauce will last in the refrigerator for five days. You should be able to freeze it if desired.