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BBQ Sauce Recipe – Sweet, Savory, & Simple BBQ Sauce

A Brush Is Balanced On The Edge Of A Jar Of Barbecue Sauce.

This sweet and savory BBQ sauce is a healthier twist on the classic BBQ sauce. This easy-to-make recipe will be your new go-to on all of your summer party favorites — use it on chicken, beef, or even vegetarian dishes!

BBQ Sauce Recipe – Sweet, Savory, & Simple BBQ Sauce


  • ½ cup xylitol syrup (ingredients and instructions below)
  • 8 ounces organic tomato sauce or tomato paste
  • 1 ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid aminos or tamari
  • 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1–1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Make the xylitol syrup first. Combine 1 cup xylitol and ½ cup water in a stainless steel pot. Bring mixture to a boil. Whisk in ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum and return to a boil Stir until thickened and remove from heat and cool. Measure out about ½ cup and save the remainder for another use.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  3. Add ⅛ – ¼ cup of filtered water to get the sauce to the desired consistency.
  4. Use over chicken or other recipes as a sauce.