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Paleo BBQ Sauce-Smokey Balsamic Apple

  • Author: Holley -


A classic style barbecue sauce, without sugar! The apples make it sweet enough. Smokey and sweet with just a hint of heat to finish.


  • 4 apples
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 2/3 cup diced canned tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried chilies
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 tsp hickory smoke


  1. Core and quarter apple, stick in a heavy bottom pot.
  2. Add, apple juice, canned tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar, chilies, peppercorns, salt, paprika, and ginger powder.
  3. Bring to a boil and cover until apples are soft.
  4. CAREFULLY us an immersion blender and blend until smooth (it’s hot, so if you splash yourself – it will burn! Alternately you can remove from heat and let cool until it is safe to blend.
  5. Add coconut aminos, liquid smoke and bay leaf, simmer for 40 min or until it thickens to desired consistency.
  6. Remove bay leaf and spoon into jars.


You can water bath can the BBQ sauce as well. Need gear? Canning kit and jars.

  • Category: Sauces and Condiments
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