How to Make Your Own Gluten-Free Sweet BBQ Sauce -

How to Make Your Own Gluten-Free Sweet BBQ Sauce

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A good standard sweet BBQ Sauce is made of a lot of different tasty ingredients mixed together in a medium saucepan. Usually, it’s vinegar, ketchup, marjoram, mustard, and other spices. In this article, we’re going to make sweet BBQ Sauce, that’s not too sweet, not too savory, just right. Here are the main ingredients utilized for this simple sweet BBQ sauce.

Apple cider vinegar

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For its tangy taste, this is really a must-have ingredient in your sweet bbq sauce. You will be amazed at the richness of apple cider vinegar. This tangy vinegar adds just the right amount of sweet and savory flavors in your barbecue. One tablespoon is all you need. Add this into your food processor or blender and process until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the sweetness depending on your personal preference.

Balsamic vinegar

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Adding this to your sweet bbq sauce is a great way to enhance its taste. This tangy, sweet, vinegary vinegar makes a perfect base for added flavorings like honey and brown sugar. To make this, simply follow the recipe outlined above. Just reduce the amount of vinegar you put into the mix by one-half. Process the mixture until thick and glossy – much like cream. Use a spoon to puree the mixture into jars, bottles, or plastic containers.

Brown sugar

This is the secret ingredient that brings out the natural sweetness in the meat and vegetables. While there are many recipes that call for molasses, we’ve found that a lighter version with brown sugar produces the most authentic sweet bbq sauce. There are many recipes available online that outline the ingredients required. While it is more difficult to reduce the amount of molasses in your mix, using less will ensure that your ketchup tastes right. Simply add to your saucepan along with your other ingredients and heat to full burner.


This is a must in any sweet bbq sauce list. If you add it to the sauce, you can’t stop eating it, so consider using a mason jar to store your dip. A mason jar is the ideal container for ketchup because it keeps condensation at bay and won’t mold. To use a mason jar, fill with your desired sauce, put the lid on and shake to mix. Cover the jar with cheesecloth, place in the fridge or freezer for up to a week.

Red Wine

Sweet BBQ sauce can be enhanced by adding a few drops of red wine. It adds an elegant touch to your main ingredient that will make your taste buds dance and your guests look forward to coming back for more. However, be aware that red wine has its own strong flavors that can make your ketchup a little too much for some people. Consider replacing it with another ingredient that has less strong flavors. For example, if you are going with sweet BBQ sauce and you also want your meat to have a bit of a tang, try using orange juice or lime juice instead of red wine.


This recipe might seem a bit strange, but it actually works quite well. In this recipe, you cook your chicken in applesauce. You then take the cooked pork and slice it into smaller pieces. These small pieces are mixed into your sweet bbq sauce mixture and sealed in the bottle. Use a zip lock bag to seal the bottles and refrigerate them for a couple of days until you are ready to use them.


As you can see, creating your own sweet bbq sauce gluten-free doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may think. There are many ways you can go about creating your own gluten-free barbecue sauce. The key is to be creative and use your imagination. With so many different types of recipes out there, you should be able to find something you like. If not, don’t worry because most cookbooks and online resources will have easy-to-use substitutes that you can use until you find the right one for you!

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