It is summer. And summer is nothing without Bar-B-Que!
I am all about store-bought BBQ sauce, Stubb’s to be specific. It is just the right amount of spicy and sweet all in one. But like many store-bought processed foods, its filled with excess sugar and salt along with preservatives that I do not need. So, I decided to experiment.
When I came across the need for this project (that recipe will be coming soon), I knew I did not want a ketchup base. First off, my ketchup was off, done, expired… Second, it is a store-bought processes food with extra salt and sugar I just did not want for me or my family. So, I decided to take a different approach…
Tomato sauce and paste.
In the end, the final product came out delicious. I was a little surprised at myself, so I made it again to make sure it was not some fluke. Nope. It was, and still is, a perfect vegan smokey BBQ sauce. My family absolutely loved it, (It had all disappeared by the next day) and I am sure yours will love it, too.
Go Vegan Y’all!
- 1 (8oz) can Tomato Paste
- 1 (15oz) can Tomato Sauce
- 1c Water
- ½c Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2tbsp Distilled White Vinegar
- ½ tbsp Liquid Smoke
- ½c Sugar
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- 1-1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 tbsp Tapioca Starch
- 1 tsp Salt
- Cayenne, for Spice
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour into a sauce pan, on medium-low heat. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally and letting it thicken up.
- When done, place in an air tight container. Last up to a week.