About 30 Minutes or Less, Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly

Recipe: Gluten Free BBQ Sauce – Fast & Fresh!

img_0265Just like the post where I talked about unnecessary ingredients in taco seasoning, the same goes for BBQ sauce. The ingredients in many store bought varieties  include high fructose corn syrup, modified food starch, caramel color and natural flavor among other ingredients. It’s surprisingly quick and easy to make a batch for yourself in under 30 minutes. Many homemade BBQ sauce recipes require slow cooking, and sometimes slow is not a part of my day. I tossed this together one day and it took care of business.

Use it on anything you BBQ or in place of ketchup (with sweet potato fries, as pictured), especially with Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets! It was the preferred choice of sauce at the Chicken Nugget Day at Benefit Your Life last week – thanks to all who stopped by for lunch…I truly enjoyed cooking up nuggets for everyone!


Gluten Free Fresh BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 2 Cups

Gluten Free Fresh BBQ Sauce

Always double check your ingredients for Gluten Free status before using!

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Make sure the bouillon cubes you buy are indeed gluten free.


  • 1 Can Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Celery Seed
  • 1 Cube Beef Bouillon (or a veggie-based bouillon cube)
  • 3/4 Cup Water


  1. In a saucepan, dissolve the bouillon cube in the water.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and whisk until well combined.
  3. Heat over medium heat until it begins to bubble (and whisk often).
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Store in a jar in the refigerator and use in a week or so.


Makes a great replacement for ketchup! If you like it spicier, add a little more sriracha. If you like it sweeter, add more honey.