Whole food plant based BBQ sauce
I recently broke up with refined sugar again. I wasn't eating much, but it's not the kind of thing I really want in my diet. Refined sugar and gluten were the last "bad" foods in my diet and I am happy to say they've been gone from my life for a month now.
I'm a member of the Produce Section Challenge on Facebook and other members had been posting pictures of delicious barbecue. None of their sauces were compliant with the challenge, so I turned to Google.
This recipe has been slightly adapted from Sweet Simple Vegan.
Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce (fat free)
1/2 medium white onion, diced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced fire roasted tomatoes
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup chopped dates, pitted packed
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1-2 tablespoons Frank's hot sauce (or another sugar and oil free hot sauce)
1 teaspoon mild chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste
Water saute garlic and onion, adding more water as needed, until onions have begun to caramelize.
Add in fire roasted tomatoes, paprika, and chili powder. Stirring constantly, allow to cook for 3 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients, except the salt and pepper, and allow to come to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low, and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After 30 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes.
Transfer to high-speed blender and run until smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste and adjust seasonings as desired.