Paleo Barbecue Sauce

Living in Texas this may be one of the most dangerous recipes I have ever posted.  For those that live in other parts of the country, let me breakdown barbecue.  It isn’t just slathering a piece of meat with some kind tomato sauce and throwing it on the grill.  There truly is an art form to true barbecue, of the wood you choose to dry rub or marinade, vinegar vs. tomato sauces to the choice of meat.  So, like I said I am bound to step on someone’s toes on what they think true “cue” is but here is my version of a paleo barbecue sauce.


  • 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 tbs butter
  • ¼ cup Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs mustard powder
  • 12 oz tomato paste
  • 12 oz water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a pot or large saucepan melt the butter and sauté the onion until translucent. 
  2. Then put the Tomato paste, water, cider and honey into the pot over med-low temperature and simmer.  
  3. Mix the dry ingredients into the pot stirring occasionally.  You might want to think about either straining the mixture or using an immersion blender to fully chop the onions up.  If you like spicy you can add cayenne or the hot spice you like at any time.

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