Hickory BBQ Sauce

Paleo f(x)

This is something I’ve been playing with for quite sometime now.  One thing that I always loved growing up was great BBQ sauce.  Since I switched to this eating style, it’s been tough to find anything decent that doesn’t contain a bunch of sugars and other junk in it.  I think I’ve finally got the hang of this simple yet flavorful BBQ sauce.  The key ingredient it turns out, is hickory liquid smoke.  I don’t know why I never bothered to check the label of liquid smoke before but I guess I just assumed it was chock full of artificial flavorings and other junk.  But when I looked, it was nothing but water and hickory smoke concentrate…sweet!  This is perfect timing really since here in California, it’s the start of grilling weather.  I can’t wait to use this sauce on my grill this year!

BBQ-Sauce

 
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Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add onions and lard to a large saucepan on medium low heat. Season with salt and pepper and carmelize, about 20-30 minutes. The longer you carmelize, the sweeter the sauce will be and the less added sweetener you'll need.
  2. Add garlic and sauté until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, smoked paprika, honey, coconut aminos, and apple cider vinegar and let come to a simmer.
  4. Fold in tomato paste and liquid smoke
  5. Turn heat down to low, cover and let simmer for at least 60 minutes but up to 4 hours
  6. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth
  7. Enjoy
Notes
If you don't have roma tomatoes, use 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes

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