All-Purpose Whole30 BBQ Sauce

Finding a bottle of barbecue sauce without sugar added to it is like finding a needle in a haystack! It’s one of the main ingredients in BBQ sauce which is what made making this recipe tricky. I’ve tried, and tried, and tried again and this… this is the one I have finally said YES to. This All-Purpose Whole30 BBQ Sauce is perfectly vinegary, a little spicy, and a little sweet.

The best thing about this recipe is that it requires no CRAZY ingredients, and all you need to do is toss a few things in a saucepan and simmer for about 10-15 minutes! Wam bam!

Use this All-Purpose Whole30 BBQ Sauce for pretty much any recipe that calls for bbq sauce! Plus, now that I’ve finally nailed down a recipe for bbq sauce– I’ve got some fun new recipes coming your way, like this Instant Pot Whole30 BBQ Pulled Pork and Whole30 BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders. The possibilities are endless, folks!

All Purpose Whole30 BBQ Sauce
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 16oz. can tomato sauce
  2. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  3. 2 tsp. crystal's hot sauce
  4. 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
  5. 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. kosher salt
  8. black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat. Let simmer until sauce thickens up a bit and flavors combine, about 10 minutes.
  2. Let cool and store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 7 days, or you can freeze.
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    Whole30 BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders – The Defined Dish
    August 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    […] my new homemade all-purpose whole30 barbecue sauce has taken over my kitchen lately and I am NOT mad about it. After I finally got this recipe down I […]

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    August 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Do you have any suggestions that crystal’s hot sauce can be substituted with? Is franks hot sauce a similar flavor?

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      August 3, 2017 at 11:18 am

      I’d say Tabasco is the second best bet. Frank’s is okay, too, but it’s a little more “buffalo” flavored if that makes sense?

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    August 1, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    What is crystals hot sauce?

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    Instant Pot Whole30 BBQ Pulled Pork – The Defined Dish
    July 31, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    […] lives. So what better first instant pot recipe than make a classic pulled pork and smother it in Whole30 BBQ sauce?  I think it’s one for the books […]

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