Smokey BBQ Sauce

IMG_20141122_134538_editOne of the first things you notice when you embark on the journey to eat a clean paleo diet is store bought condiments and flavor enhancers are full of awful ingredients, with the exception of some mustards. This Smokey BBQ sauce is a most fortunate ketchup recipe disaster I was able to salvage with bacon fat, Devils Dust, and a dash of chipotle pepper powder. Enjoy on a nice juicy grass-fed burger, with pulled pork or BBQ meat balls.

Smokey BBQ Sauce
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Recipe type: Essential Pantry Item
Kitchen Type: Kitchen
Serves: Lots
  • 2 pieces pastured bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • ½ cup home-made chicken stock
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tbsp. Devils Dust
  1. In a small sauce pan over med-low heat, cook bacon until fat is completely rendered and bacon is crisp and brown. Add garlic and onion, sauté until onion is translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add stock, vinegar and tomato paste. Bring to simmer. Cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in Devils Dust, chipotle powder and coconut sugar. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool


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