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
Gluten Free BBQ Sauce
This vegan BBQ sauce is really easy to make. By making your own you have control over the ingredients, and you can actually pronounce every ingredient that goes into it.
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You May Need:
Gluten Free BBQ Sauce
- 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.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.