Autoimmune Paleo BBQ Sauce

A completely compliant Autoimmune Paleo (nightshade free) BBQ Sauce! So amazing that even those who do not eat AIP will love it. With a few key secret ingredients to give depth and a smoky flavor, this sauce is a hits all the flavor notes traditional BBQ does.
10 minutes
30 minutes
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:2 g
Carbohydrates:15 g
Protein:0 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 6

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. In a saucepan, add maple syrup, lemon juice, vinegar, ginger, onions, carrots, strawberries and bacon fat. Bring to boil, stir and lower to a simmer. Add smoked salt, stir until it has dissolved and taste the mixture for salt. You may need to add more. The amount of smoked salt you will add will be very organic and intuitive; add more if you like a lot of smoke flavor. I added three small pinches of my smoked salt.
  2. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes or until the onions and carrots are tender.
  3. Transfer to blender and (using a towel to cover the top of the blender lid so you don't burn yourself in case any flows over) blend on high until completely smooth, scraping down sides once or twice, about 2 minutes. Pour back into saucepan and bring to low simmer and cook for about 10 min. more. Will keep in fridge for up to 5 days. Freeze if you don't think you will use it all.


I buy smoked salt at specialty stores like Sur La Table and online at Amazon. I really like the Danish Smoked Salt from http://www.spiceace.com (the one I used in this recipe) but Alderwood Smoked Salt and Maldon Smoked Salt work well. The two KEY ingredients in this dish are the smoked salt and bacon fat, so consider investing in smoked salt. It is great on steak, roasted vegetables etc.

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  1. Tresna
    July 24, 2015

    Hi there
    My husband has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid and we are going on the AIP to try to ease his symptoms. Iv just made your AIP BBQ Sauce and its just fantastic and my husband really likes it to. I found it very easy to make but I didn’t have bacon fat so I added 2 rashers of smoked bacon, Ill save the bacon fat for next time. Thanks for the fabulous recipe.


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