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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Enjoy this summer staple without the added sugars often found in store-bought varieties.
a bowl of homemade bbq sauce
  • Makes 6 servings
  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 tbs. liquid aminos
  • 5 tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbs. raw honey
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tbs. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper


In a small saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onion, garlic, and olive oil until translucent.
Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the remaining ingredients.
Allow the mixture to simmer for five minutes. Note: You can eliminate any small pieces of onion by blending the cooked sauce in a food processor for a smoother version.
Remove from heat and enjoy.

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