By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On January 15, 2023
A easy recipe for gluten free BBQ sauce that is tangy, flavorful and sugar-free. You're going to love this Paleo BBQ Sauce.
This gluten free BBQ recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients most people have on hand.
Gluten Free BBQ Sauce Recipe
A good gluten free BBQ sauce can really bring a recipe to a new level, flavor wise. Why eat plain, under seasoned meat when you can eat it smothered in this paleo BBQ sauce that you made yourself?
Store bought barbecue sauces are often filled with tons of sugar and sometimes gluten, but sugar and wheat aren't needed when you have a gluten free BBQ Sauce with this much rich, tangy, savory flavor.
And while you may find gluten free BBQ sauces at the grocery store, isn’t this way much more fun?
You can enjoy bragging rights at your next backyard party when you tell everyone that you made this paleo BBQ Sauce from scratch.
You can put together this gluten free BBQ Sauce Recipe in 15 minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
INGREDIENTS IN GLUTEN FREE BBQ SAUCE BBQ SAUCE
Tomato Sauce – Canned tomato sauce gives body and a natural sweetness to this BBQ Sauce Recipe.
Filtered Water – To mix everything together evenly.
Balsamic Vinegar – The deep flavor of balsamic adds a ton of character to the sauce, don’t skip this!
Apple Cider Vinegar – Another flavor must in this recipe – apple cider vinegar gives the perfect tang.
Coconut Aminos – For a hit of umami.
Salt – The universal seasoning. Add as directed in the recipe or adjust to your taste.
Garlic Powder – A savory pinch of flavor from garlic powder is perfect with the other ingredients here.
Onion Powder – For flavor and balance.
Paprika – Adds flavor, spice, and color to your BBQ sauce.
These ingredients also make this a Paleo BBQ sauce. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE BBQ SAUCE
Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.
Cook over medium heat until it starts to boil.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Reduce heat and continue simmering, stirring often.
Use right away or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
HOW TO STORE GLUTEN FREE BBQ SAUCE
This paleo BBQ Sauce recipe will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or up to 3 months in the freezer.
Make a double batch of this gluten free bbq sauce recipe so that you always have it on hand to add to your meat dishes.
VARIATIONS ON GLUTEN FREE BBQ SAUCE
There are so many ways that you can edit this recipe to make it your own. Try one of these Gluten Free BBQ Sauce variations to suit your own barbecue preferences.
For a smokey gluten free BBQ sauce, reduce the balsamic vinegar to 2 tablespoons, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey, and 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke. Use coconut sugar or honey to keep this paleo.
For a spicier gluten free BBQ sauce add 2-3 tablespoons of dried chili peppers and reduce the balsamic vinegar to 3 tablespoons.
For a sweeter gluten free BBQ sauce, reduce the balsamic to 2 tablespoons and add 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar sugar or honey. Use coconut sugar or honey to keep this paleo.
IS BBQ Gluten Free?
BBQ is, at its essence, meat that has been smoked or grilled. We know that in general, meat is gluten free, so yes, BBQ is Gluten Free.
In order to keep your smoked or grilled meat dishes gluten free, it’s important that you pay attention to the sauces that you add.
That’s why this recipe is so great because you will know exactly what you're putting into it.
Enjoy this Gluten Free BBQ Sauce on:
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- 1 (6-oz.) can tomato sauce
- 4 oz. filtered water
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon coconut aminos
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat until it starts to boil.
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
- Use right away or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- This recipe is a tangy, southern style keto BBQ sauce.
- For a smoky gluten free BBQ sauce, reduce the balsamic vinegar to 2 tablespoons, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke.
- For a spicier paleo BBQ sauce add 2-3 tablespoons of dried chili peppers and reduce the balsamic vinegar to 3 tablespoons.
- For a sweeter BBQ sauce, reduce the balsamic to 2 tablespoons and add 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 233mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.