We created this easy barbecue sauce recipe because most of the bottled
sauces we found were high in sodium and loaded with sugar. This is a
sugar free barbecue sauce recipe, although it does contain a
little molasses. It is a no-cook sauce, so it is super fast
to make. We love it on black
bean burgers, or with our spicy roasted potato recipe.
2 oz dates,
pitted and quartered
9 oz water
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
12 oz tomato paste
1 oz prepared mustard
1 oz molasses
2 oz balsamic vinegar
1 tsp liquid smoke flavoring
Put date pieces and water in a blender and set
aside to soften while you prepare the other ingredients.
Into a small dry bowl, measure the garlic
powder, onion powder, cayenne, black pepper, chili powder, cinnamon,
In a medium straight-sided bowl, weigh tomato paste, prepared mustard,
molasses, and balsamic vinegar. Remove from scale
and add liquid smoke and bowl of spices.
Blend dates and water on high until smooth. Add to other ingredients
and mix well with a whisk. Cover and refrigerate.
This simple homemade barbecue sauce is thick and
spicy, with a smoky taste. If you thin it with a little water, you can
simmer it for a few minutes with chunks of tempeh, seitan, or tofu for
delicious and quick entree. Or simmer it with cooked beans.
Yield = 27 oz 1 serving = 1 1/2 oz
Calorie density = 22 calories/oz
per serving: 34 Fat: 0.19 g
(5%) Protein: 1 g CHO: 7.96
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