It only takes 5 minutes and a bunch of pantry staples to make this delicious AIP Classic BBQ Sauce. It’s that sweet and tangy BBQ sauce that tastes great with ribs, grilled chicken or even fish.
Does BBQ Sauce have tomatoes?
This recipe has no tomatoes. BBQ sauce usually includes tomatoes, but this recipe is completely nightshade free.
How much vinegar do you put in BBQ sauce?
Not as much as you’d think! Just 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar make this recipe super tangy. However, the tang lessens as it sits in the fridge and cooks.
Does vinegar based BBQ sauce need to be refrigerated?
Sure does. Once you introduce other perishable ingredients to vinegar, then it needs to be refrigerated to prevent it from spoiling.
How do you make AIP Classic BBQ sauce from scratch without ketchup?
1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan the stovetop over medium heat.
2. Cook the ingredients while stirring until it’s boiling about 3-5 minutes. This is a thick sauce so once it’s boiling, remove it from the heat otherwise you’re going to get sprayed with hot BBQ sauce.
3. Let cool slightly and either use immediately or put in a resealable container.
Tips for making the best AIP Classic BBQ Sauce.
- This recipe can be made a day in advance and used the next day.
- Use within the next 3-5 days.
- You can use honey as a maple syrup substitute.
- Don’t use a solid fat for this recipe. When you store it in the fridge, the fat will separate. You don’t want that so stick to olive or avocado oil.
- Make sure to get blackstrap molasses as it’s AIP friendly.
- I use this BBQ sauce in my Instant Pot AIP BBQ Ribs Recipe.
If you like this AIP sauce recipe, then check out these other sauce recipes.
- AIP Lemon Butter Dipping Sauce
- Nomato Sauce
- Nomato Bolognese
- Avocado Caesar Dressing (works really well as a dip or sauce in addition to a dressing)
AIP Classic BBQ Sauce
- Sauce pan
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup Honey is a good substitute
- 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
- 1 tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses
- 3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon Salt smoked salt is ideal
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil Avocado Oil is a good substitute
- 2 tablespoons Water
- Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan the stovetop over medium heat.
- Cook the ingredients while stirring until it’s boiling about 3-5 minutes. This is a thick sauce so once it’s boiling, remove it from the heat otherwise you’re going to get sprayed with hot BBQ sauce.
- Let cool slightly and either use immediately or put in a resealable container.
Helpful Info for All Recipes
- I always use extra virgin olive oil in all of my recipes unless stated otherwise.
- I always use Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt, unless otherwise noted.
- The majority of my recipes are strict AIP or include notations for reintroductions. However while I make every effort to label non-AIP ingredients and recipes sometimes they slip past me. If you have questions, please ask in advance.