Here is a really easy 20 minute Clean Eating homemade BBQ sauce without ketchup recipe. I make this to go on ribs, sloppy joes, pulled pork or whatever.
You may be thinking there’s no way a Clean Eating homemade bbq sauce without ketchup can be any good in only 20 minutes. Well, I’m there to tell you that it can. Sure. It would taste better if you cooked it longer, and you totally can, but in 20 minutes you will get a BBQ sauce I think is better than any store-bought sauce and it sure as heck is a lot healthier than any store-bought sauce full of preservatives. Plus, this costs a lot less money and is easy to make with a few ingredients.
And, am I the only person in the world who HATES ketchup? Please comment below and tell me if you hate ketchup. I can’t be the only person. . . I can’t even explain why. It’s too concentrated of tomato flavor or something. I don’t know. It’s just not my favorite. Plus, most ketchup is processed, so it’s best to avoid on a Clean Eating diet anyway. Although, my daughter LOVES, LOVES ketchup, as in may I please have some fries to go with my ketchup, and she likes the Annie’s brand of ketchup. So, there such a thing as a Clean ketchup you can buy in stores. Well, enough about ketchup . . .
If you try not eat much sugar and/or don’t like things too sweet, you could take out the honey and replace it with some extra maple syrup. You won’t need as much maple syrup, because it has a stronger flavor. I hope you will be pleasantly surprised by the ingredient of balsamic vinegar in this recipe. I use it a lot in my cooking. I use it in recipes that call for soy sauce or recipes like this where you want a deep, rich sauce. Once you try it, I hope you will agree with my that it’s delish! I get my balsamic vinegar at Costco and it’s Clean there. I’ve heard it’s not always Clean, so make sure you read your label. Of course, if you’re on the Clean Eating diet, that’s should be something you are used to do anyway.
I love how fast I can make this recipe and how it’s good on lots of different things, like sloppy joes, hamburgers, ribs, smoked meat, pulled pork, instead of ketchup, with chicken nuggets and probably tons more things.
Check out my favorite recipe to use with this sauce – Paleo Sloppy Joe Recipe.
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I love how fast I can make this recipe and how it's good on lots of different things, like sloppy joes, hamburgers, ribs, smoked meat, pulled pork, instead of ketchup, with chicken nuggets and probably tons more things.
Add all ingredients to a medium sized saucepan and whisk together.
Bring to a simmer over medium/high heat.
Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until sauce has thickened to desired consistency.
Store in an airtight container. Will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.