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Can Barbecue Sauce be Healthy?

Our recipe for delicious gluten-free barbecue sauce is easy to make and lip-smackingly  tasty.

And because this recipe does not use processed white sugar it is definitely a healthier option.

We combine spices and a simple tomato sauce base to give a delicious indulgent barbecue smokey taste that makes a perfect accompaniment to our sausages.

This is great sauce to have with sausages and wraps for an easy tea –  and kick that processed sauce into touch .

It’s a real food family pleaser.

BBQ Sauce Recipe.


  • 1 1/2 cups of cooking juices from the ribs (or beef stock)

  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, finely diced

  • 6 oz can tomato paste (or passata)

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Season with black pepper to taste


  1. Combine the drippings (or stock) and the diced garlic and simmer in a medium saucepan for 5 minutes.

  2. Whisk in the remaining ingredients and simmer on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes or more if you like a thicker sauce.

Add to your sausage tea and enjoy it!

How long will barbecue sauce keep in the refrigerator?

The sauce will keep in an airtight jar for a maximum of two days in the fridge  – although to be fair, this sauce tends to get eaten in one sitting at our house!



kate oliver - Primal Cut co-founder

Hi! I'm Kate, Co-Founder of Primal Cut, mum, wife & Primal Baker! I live with my husband and partner Michael. Ideally located in the spa town of Ilkley, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales its where we handcraft our range of healthy, nutrient dense, free from food.

From delicious Primal Alternative keto granolas to gluten free low carb bread, from vegan wraps to healthy sausages, nitrate-free bacon & charcuterie - it's all here. The fact that gluten-free is better for all, including keto and low carb means our food offers convenient, time-saving grain free alternatives that will help keep you on track during your journey back to health!

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