It’s officially Summer my friends. Time for some Summertime foods. Watermelon, potato salad and barbecue chicken…. YUM!
Barbecue chicken is something we have regularly at our house in the summer. We love to grill boneless organic/pastured chicken breast and baste with a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. I can always count on the kids eating barbecue chicken. This is a concern for me because I have a group of picky eaters around here. A couple of weekends ago we fired up the grill and had barbecue chicken, grilled vegetables and a healthy clean potato salad.
I was SO weary of trying to find a pre-made bottled barbecue sauce without added sugars and preservatives. There are a couple out there, but they are always pricey. I decided that making my own sauce can’t be that hard. I looked around at a few recipes and I also looked on the back of the pre-made bottle of sauce in my pantry. (Annie’s Organic brand)
I can honestly tell you….. I will NEVER buy bottled pre-made barbecue sauce AGAIN. (Sorry Annie)
This sauce was more savory and delicious than any store bought barbecue sauce I have ever tasted. The biggest plus is that there are no preservatives or refined sugars in my sauce. That makes me feel great about serving it to my family and friends.
You can store this in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. I used a Mason Jar, but any glass container would be perfect.
Give this barbecue sauce a try and I promise you will never buy Kraft brand again.
|Homemade Barbecue Sauce...... Without Preservatives or Refined Sugar|| |
- 1 6 oz. can of organic tomato paste (I used Muir Glen brand)
- 2 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. of molasses
- 1 Tbsp. of raw honey
- 3 Tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Cup of water (Less if you like a thicker sauce)
- ½ Tsp. of Real Salt
- ½ Tsp. each of onion powder and garlic powder
- 1 Tsp. of cracked black pepper
- 1 Tsp. of hot sauce or more if you prefer (I use Frank's brand)
- Add all ingredients except the water into a small mixing bowl.
- Using a whisk..... slowly pour in the water until the desired consistency.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for approximately 2 weeks in an air tight container. I use a mason jar and it works perfectly.