This sweet and spicy Gluten Free BBQ Sauce sauce will quickly become your new favorite. Why buy store bought when you can make it yourself!
After a long day at work it can be hard to put the time and energy into making dinner. Before blogging full-time, I used to throw together easy meals, like a Caramelized Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Quesadilla or a Tofu Scramble. With a little thought and planning, coming up with dinner ideas doesn’t have to be a chore.
BBQ sauce is one of those condiments that I used to buy. That is, until I had more time to cook. Once you have a BBQ sauce recipe that you love, it really is easy to make your own.
I was inspired to make my own Gluten Free BBQ Sauce because I have been making my own hummus and salad dressing. I realized that buying BBQ sauce was unnecessary as well. It doesn’t take long and it is cheaper than store bought.
Control the Ingredients
I prefer to know what ingredients I am putting into my body. I don’t like to eat things that I cannot pronounce or don’t know what they are. Yes, I still buy some processed foods, like vegan cheese, but those are on my list to make eventually also.
Being vegan and gluten free, I am always reading ingredient labels. There are many BBQ sauces that contain gluten, so making my own was a no-brainer.
By making your own you can control the level of heat. If you like it on the sweet side, you can control that too.
BBQ sauce is a condiment that I love to have stocked in my pantry because it is so versatile. I used this sauce with Tofu Nuggets (recipe coming soon), baked sweet potato fries, as a marinade for baked tofu, and on a pasta salad.This sweet and spicy Gluten Free BBQ Sauce will quickly become your new favorite! Click To Tweet
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Gluten Free BBQ Sauce
Makes 3 cups
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 15 ounces tomato sauce (no salt added)
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
- 1 cup water
- In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.