Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce

Everybody should have an easy barbecue sauce recipe that they can use whenever the BBQ mood strikes! This super simple Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce contains no refined sugars, is paleo friendly and takes under 20 minutes to put together!

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Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce is surprisingly easy to make once you have the right formula! We love our Sweet & Smoky BBQ because it’s so simple to make and is a great sauce for so many dishes! For this recipe all you need to do is add all of your ingredients to a pot and simmer away!

Usually barbecue sauces you buy at the store are laden with hard-to-pronounce ingredients and so much sugar. While our recipe has sugar because we like it sweet, we opt for a cleaner alternative and use refined-sugar-free coconut sugar. We also skip the addition of ketchup and use a mix of tomato paste and tomato sauce to get the Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce just right.

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Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 00:20



  1. In a large pot mix together all of the ingredients.
  2. Over medium heat bring sauce to a boil and then reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • *Worcestershire sauce often contains soy, wheat, and sugar, if you can't find a clean brand in your store, omit and add an additional 1/2 tbsp of molasses
  • **Smoked paprika gives this BBQ sauce it's nice smoky flavor!
  • Yields roughly two cups!
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