Spicy Barbecue Sauce

spicy barbecue sauce

This spicy barbecue sauce is delicious. The bonus: it’s free of the yucky additives typically added to store-bought barbecue sauces; it’s free of refined sugar; and it’s relatively low in sugars and carbohydrates. I find that there’s no need to add salt to this barbecue sauce, but do taste it when it’s done and salt to your own taste if you think it needs it.

Spicy Barbecue Sauce
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Recipe type: Primal/Paleo, Gluten-Free
Yield: 1¼ cups
  • 1 cup unsweetened ketchup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ketchup, water, mustard, honey, hot sauce, black pepper and onion powder.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  3. Whisk in the ketchup mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes, until sauce thickens.
  4. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes, before using.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 2 tablespoons; Calories: 37; Fat: 1g; Carbohydrates: 6g; Sugar: 4g; Sodium: 200mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 0g
Spicy Barbecue Sauce

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