Honey Garlic BBQ sauce

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Barbecue sauce is my favorite condiment next to Maille’s old fashioned dijon mustard.  Sure, it’s easier to buy a bottle of it at the store but you can control the flavours and ingredients going into the sauce when you make it yourself (as with anything homemade). I would often noticed syrups, artificial flavours, colorants and other unnecessary ingredients, so I had decided to make my own.  I’ve been making my own bbq sauce for about 2 years now and it’s one of those things that takes time but is so worth it.

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Honey Garlic BBQ Sauce (makes 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp grainy dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar

Directions:

  1. Heat 2-3 tbsp of avocado oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until lightly caramelized.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, salt, chipotle, smoked paprika, dijon mustard, honey and coconut sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  3. Simmer BBQ sauce for 30-40 minutes until thickened.
  4. Let cool 30 minutes and blend in a blender until smooth.
  5. Enjoy immediately or store in an air-tight glass jar in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.

happy cooking,

Sarah

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