This Whole30 BBQ sauce is smoky and sweet, just like a BBQ sauce should be! It’s made with dates, coconut aminos, and smoked paprika, making it paleo and Whole30 compliant. A great condiment to keep in the fridge to pair with chicken, pork, shrimp, or steak for a quick dinner!
Why This Recipe Is So Good
- This homemade BBQ sauce doesn’t require hours of cooking, it’s ready in just 30 minutes.
- It’s paleo, whole30 and vegan and doesn’t contain any refined sugar.
- You can make it ahead of time for an easy and quick way to add flavor to your meals.
How long does it keep in the fridge?
Once the sauce has cooled completely, transfer it to an airtight container. It will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge. The whole30 BBQ sauce also freezes well in a freezer safe container or ziplock bag. Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature.
How do you use this sauce?
This whole30 BBQ sauce is a great way of adding flavor to beef, pork, fish and chicken. Spread the sauce onto your meat and oven bake or grill for a delicious and easy meal. It’s great to mix with shredded pork or chicken for tacos and burgers, or you could simply use it as a dip for your fries.
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- 1 tablespoon ghee see Notes
- 1 cup diced onion yellow onion or Vidalia onion
- ½ cup chopped dates
- 3-4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika plus more to taste
- 1 6-ounce can compliant tomato paste see Notes
- ½ cup coconut aminos
- 1 cup water or chicken stock
- 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- In a medium saucepan, heat the ghee or coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes or until translucent.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a gentle boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Transfer mixture to blender carefully (it will be very hot!). Blend on high speed until smooth. Season with salt.
- Leftovers: Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
- Tomato Paste: Be sure your tomato paste doesn’t contain any added sugars or other unnecessary, non-compliant ingredients.
- Make it Vegan: Use coconut oil instead of ghee.
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