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!


Hi! I'm Kate, Co-Founder of Primal Cut, mum, wife & Primal Baker! I live in West Yorkshire on the outskirts of Ilkley from where we work (Mike and I ) to create our range of healthy paleo, grain-free food! From delicious Primal Alternative keto granolas to nutrient-dense low carb bread, from vegan wraps to healthy sausages, nitrite-free bacon & charcuterie - it's all here. The fact that grain-free works for the keto and low carb movement means our food offers convenient, time-saving alternatives that will help keep you on track during your journey back to health! For the full range of healthy and convenient food check out our shop