Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Barbecue Sauce

We made the most delicious pulled pork and barbecued beef spare ribs last weekend. We are fortunate to have a built-in gigantic smoker that came with our house. DH did a great job with the meat, but I like to think that the sauce helped a bit too. I have been using Muir Glen brand organic canned tomato products without any problems, but if you are new to the diet or have very serious gut issues you may like to use fresh tomatoes and cook them down. You may also like to add liquid smoke to your finished sauce, if you don't smoke your meat.


2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
2-4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon dark paprika
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon hot sauce, if desired
sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Saute onion in butter until softened. Add tomato sauce and paste. Stir until combined. Add honey and vinegar. Stir. Add garlic, paprika, dry mustard, hot sauce (if using) and salt and pepper. Stir and cook until heated through.

We basted the ribs with this sauce for about an hour before removing from the smoker. Mmmm.

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