Homemade Southern Barbeque Sauce

Just in time for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, here’s a recipe for you. If you’ve never had the chance to compare homemade barbeque with your average store bought stuff, we’re very sorry.  Fortunately, now you can make your own brag-worthy sauce and impress all your friends and family at your next grill out. This barbeque sauce will taste kind of savory, a little sweet, and a little spicy. Plus it’s easy to make. All you need is a blender and a crockpot. Here’s how to make the saucy magic happen.


  • 1 Can Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh onion
  • 1/4 cup diced apple
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos
  • 1/4 cup Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Muir Glen Organic Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Molasses
  • 1 tsp. Simply Organic Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Simply Organic Poultry Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. Simply Organic Cayenne Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Simply Organic Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Simply Organic Ground Black Pepper


  1. Place the drained diced tomatoes, apples, and onion in a blender.  Mix them until they form a smooth puree.
  2. Add the tomato paste, molasses, aminos, vinegar, garlic salt, black pepper, and cayenne, then continue to blend until everything is fully incorporated.
  3. Now you need the meat to slather your sauce on. We recommend the duBreton Natural Pork Babyback Ribs we just got in, but perhaps we’re a bit prejudiced toward them. For most meats, especially less fatty ones like chicken or turkey, marinating them is a great idea. If you’re going to do this, soak them in cool water with 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1 tbsp. of sea salt per 1-2 lbs. for at least an hour.
  4. Once you have your meat ready, put it in your crockpot and make sure you have enough sauce to cover your meat. You can add a little water or some of the tomato juice you drained out of the can if you need to. Cook it on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. By this point, the sauce will have caramelized, the meat will be falling off the bone, and your house will smell like a backyard barbeque. Yum.
This entry was published on May 25, 2015 at 9:16 pm and is filed under Healthy eating, Holidays, Indulge, Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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