Paleo BBQ Sauce

Admittedly, barbecue sauce is a very personal thing.  I tried many praised recipes before I managed to put this one together.  I’m quite picky, you see.  My favorite BBQ sauce is Stubbs Hickory Bourbon, which I can’t find locally for some reason.  Never mind that, there’s straight up sugar in Stubbs’ ingredients, and I cannot determine how much.  Yes, there is coconut sugar in my recipe here, but at least I know the percentage of sugar to other ingredients.  My secret ingredient here (at least, it was secret until this posting…) is the apple butter.  Good stuff, I tell ya.  Anyhoo, this seemed to fit my palate quite nicely.  Hope you like it too.

7-oz jar tomato paste
1 T bacon grease
¼ c. pear white wine vinegar
¼ c. honey
2 T prepared mustard
2 T paleo apple butter
2 T coconut sugar
1 t onion powder
1 t garlic powder
1 t chili powder
½ t cumin
½ t pink Himalayan salt

Melt bacon grease into the tomato paste. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer five minutes. Store in airtight jar in fridge.

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