Paleo BBQ Sauce

Last week I thought I was close to summer (yes, I know it was still January then) but all the snow had melted and I was dreaming of summer bbq’s. Then snowmageddon happened, so I’m doing BBQ my way with this Paleo BBQ Sauce recipe. The benefits of this homemade barbecue sauce? It has less sugar, fewer carbs, and fewer calories than most store bought sauces. That and it aligns with the paleo diet, so it’s perfect for most lifestyles!

Jar of Homemade Paleo BBQ Sauce

I love a good BBQ sauce, it makes or breaks the dish in my opinion. This homemade paleo barbecue sauce is delicious and best of all, it’s a healthier option for grilling.

Paleo BBQ Sauce

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How a blogger cooks a meal, I'm sure many of you can understand this

Yes, this is how a blogger cooks (raise your hand if you can agree). I usually try to keep the computer on the other side of my kitchen and use a notebook up close but today I decided to walk on the wild side. I actually created two posts with this one dinner, this recipe for Paleo BBQ Sauce and BBQ Chicken Cauliflower Pizza.

In the beginning, the sauce looks a little water, but once it simmers down (insert Dr.Evil here) and reduced you’ll see it’s thick and has a perfect consistency.

This recipe for paleo bbq sauce has been adapted from one of my new favorite blogs, Paleo Newbie (her turkey vegetable meatloaf is to die for and where I found the original version of this recipe). I made a few adaptations, loved the results and wanted to share this with all of you.


Paleo BBQ Sauce Ingredients

You’ll also need a small saucepan and a glass jar to store the homemade barbecue sauce.

Paleo Barbecue Sauce 

This jar doesn’t last long, as I tend to put it on everything. It seriously doesn’t last this family more than a week but Paleo Newbie says her original recipe is good for a month.

Recipes using this paleo barbecue sauce:

In addition to those recipes, this healthy bbq sauce is amazing on grilled chicken, oven roasted pork, or turkey meatloaf muffins.

Want more healthy recipes? Search these healthy recipes by diet (Paleo, Whole30, Dairy free, etc).

How to make paleo barbecue sauce

This easy homemade bbq sauce is a refined sugar free recipe (it uses maple syrup) and an option for a Whole30 bbq sauce. It fits most diets and lifestyles and it’s so easy to whip together.

So here you go, the paleo homemade barbecue sauce recipe:

Homemade Paleo BBQ Sauce - this is super easy to make and tastes delicious. Add it to all of your paleo recipes. Tastes great with chicken, turkey and beef. Sure to be a summer bbq recipe favourite. | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
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Paleo BBQ Sauce

This homemade and paleo bbq sauce recipe is perfect. Add it to all of your paleo recipes. Tastes great with chicken, turkey and beef.
Course Seasonings
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, paleo bbq sauce, sauce
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 49kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tsps minced garlic I buy this pre-minced variety
  • 1 6 oz tomato paste 5.5 fl oz
  • 3 tbsps maple syrup
  • 1 tbsps organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsps dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne


  • Bring broth and garlic to a simmer on medium for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Simmer on low for 25 minutes, remove from heat and let temperature come down about. Jar it up (or use some reusable containers) and store in the fridge.


Serving: 2tbsps | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 701IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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23 comments on “Paleo BBQ Sauce”

  1. Looks delish!! My desk is in the kitchen so my laptop is always there . Makes it easier when I am cooking and writing!!

  2. I am always looking for a good non-bottles sauce of any kind. Thanks so much, I can’t wait to try this once BBQ season hits!

  3. Yum! I have never thought about making my own BBQ sauce. It sounds really good and is easier than I would have imagined

  4. my boys are bbq sauce addicts! They won’t eat meat unless they can dip it in bbq sauce!! who can blame them though right?

  5. Looks so good and similar to one that I make in the summer.. but mine is much more spicy! The kids would prefer your version i think lol I will break down and make a batch for them.. when I can get to my BBQ that is !

  6. This sounds so good! I love barbecue sauce. And I can’t wait for the pizza recipe. 🙂

  7. This is a great recipe and sounds delish! Yes my blogger work area looks rather similar to that at times!

    Thanks for linking up on the SHINE Blog Hop this week!

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  8. I think I actually gasped I was afraid for your laptop. Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters LInky Party this week!

  9. Thank you visiting Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party this week and sharing your post! I have pinned your post to the BBPP Pinterest Board. Have a fabulous week!

  10. This looks delicious! I’m a huge BBQ fan but have never made my own sauce like this. Think this will definitely be one for the summer!

  11. Yum! I actually shared my own BBQ sauce not too long ago (that I’m now realizing is also Paleo), but I love that you used beef broth as the base here. So savory! Pinning this to try next. 🙂

  12. I found your recipe on a link party and had to stop by to say how I love this low sugar BBQ sauce. I’m linking to it on my weekend healthy recipe round up, and can’t wait to make it myself.

  13. It sounds great. I’ve never made my own BBQ sauce but will have to give it a try.

  14. Sounds delicious, I love bbq sauce. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  15. I just started a Paleo diet a few weeks ago for health reasons and have been looking for a good BBQ Sauce recipe, I found a ketchup on too. Adding this to my recipe list.

  16. Yum! Looks delicious! Thanks for thisrecipe def gonna be using this!

  17. Sounds awesome , thanks for sharing the recipe , i will be trying it out 🙂

  18. I’ve never made my own BBQ sauce but would like to try this!

  19. Does this dish still work with a chicken or bone broth?

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