Easy Smokey BBQ Sauce- Phase 1 and Phase 3
There are so many ways to make BBQ sauce. The flavors are often regional as well as traditional in families.
This one takes about 5 minutes to make and is super easy. This will keep for a couple weeks in the fridge. Use this on all the meat for a great flavor pop.
For the smokey flavor, I use Liquid Smoke and smoked paprika. Be sure to read the ingredients in the Liquid Smoke. Some flavors and brands use molasses and other non FMD ingredients. If you cannot find Liquid Smoke, then just double the smoked paprika. Here is one sugar free Liquid Smoke (this is an affiliate link. I get a tiny commission but there is no extra cost to you) https://amzn.to/2QaTpnf This stuff is good in my Carolina BBQ sauce, a couple drops added to ranch dressing or marinades- really great flavor.
Smokey BBQ Sauce
Phases 1 and 3
1 cup tomato puree
2T apple cider vinegar
3T xylitol or stevia equivalent
1 tsp of each:
Whisk everything together in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
1/4 tsp cayenne for some heat
1/4 tsp orange zest