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. It’s perfectly vinegar-y, 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 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. 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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  • Sandra
    August 1, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    What is crystals hot sauce?

  • Amanda
    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?

    • Alex
      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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