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This homemade BBQ sauce recipe is  easy to make, in just 25 minutes! It's deep and smoky, tangy, sweet with a little bit of heat. Vegan, gluten-free adaptable! 

Homemade BBQ Sauce


Description

This homemade BBQ sauce recipe is  easy to make, in just 25 minutes! It’s deep and smoky, tangy, sweet with a little bit of heat. Vegan, gluten-free adaptable!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a medium sauce pan or pot. Add shallots and sauté, and stir continuously for 3-4 minutes. Turn heat down to medium-low, and cook until they are deeply golden, fragrant and soften, 5-6 more minutes.
  2.  Add thyme, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and saute one minute. Add tomato sauce, liquid smoke, vinegar, soy sauce, molasses and brown sugar.
  3.  Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer gently, uncovered,  for 10-ish  minutes, letting it reduce, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  5. Taste. Adjust salt, vinegar and sweetness to your liking. If it lacks depth try adding a bouillon cube (break it up first), or even a little miso paste.
  6. To add heat, use the adobo sauce from  canned chipotle peppers one tablespoon at a time, or add ground chipotle or cayenne to taste.
  7. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge. Keeps up to 2 months and miake a great hostess gift.

Notes

Molasses really adds beautiful deep color here.

If using 6-ounce can  of tomato paste, add 1 cup water.

If using ketchup, reduce brown sugar, salt and vinegar by half, then add more back in to taste at the end.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 59
  • Sugar: 10.8 g
  • Sodium: 295.6 mg
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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