Now that it’s finally FINALLY warming up, I have had barbeque on my mind. I’m definitely a sweet, Kansas City style barbeque sauce kind of girl which is rather unfortunate right now seeing that I can’t eat sugar. Whomp whomp.
But I wouldn’t let that get between me and the ribs I’ve been craving. I whipped up this sauce sweetened with maple syrup and spiced up a bit with red pepper flakes. It was a richer, more bold sauce than I’m used to but it was still delicious and totally hit the spot.
Clean BBQ Sauce
recipe adapted from Clean Eating Online
¼ cup tomato paste
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
2 tsp. soy sauce (make sure it doesn’t have corn syrup) or liquid aminos
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2. Bring sauce to a boil on medium high and continue boiling for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in oil. Makes about ½ cup.