Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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It’s that time of year! And by that I mean, time to fire up that grill for some backyard cookin’! I love grilling out in the summer but I’m not really a big fan of bottled/processed barbecue sauce. Today I am sharing an easy, healthy, and delicious barbecue sauce recipe that your whole family will love! Another bonus of making your own is you reduce risk of cross-contamination with any of the foods your family is allergic to! Not just healthier, but safer!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

I got some yummy Smithfield ribs at Walmart to go with our homemade barbecue sauce. My family seriously loves ribs so it was an easy choice.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce: Smithfield Ribs

Cooked those baby boys up on the grill and coated them with the homemade sauce. I gotta say, it was a big hit and the sauce was so easy. I don’t think I’ll be going back to the processed stuff again!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce: Dinner

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce: Finished ribs

Homemade Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup pitted dates roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • 2 tsp chile powder
  • 2 tsp powdered mustard
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp pink himalayan or sea salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  1. Add all ingredients to small pot and slowly heat to a boil while stirring continually.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 10 more minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool a little.
  4. Puree mixture in a blender until smooth.


Kristen is a commercial/food photographer living in East TN with her hubby, two adorable kids and goldendoodle pup; lover of light, sweets, and all things natural and organic. You can follow her on Instagram.

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