I am a huge fan of barbecue sauce, but I’ll admit I haven’t had much of it lately. I avoid bottled sauces, since they generally have a lot of processed food ingredients. And most homemade barbecue sauce recipes start with ketchup, have a lot of added sugar, or have to cook for hours. I wanted to come up with one that was quick and easy, with just a few real food ingredients. My paleo peach barbecue sauce recipe has no ketchup and no added sugar. And you can make it in about 10 minutes!
Barbecue sauce has to have some sweetness, a tangy kick, a little smokiness and a little heat. This sauce gets it’s sweetness from the peaches. I used frozen peaches, because that’s all I had. But I think it would be even better with fresh peaches. The tanginess comes from apple cider vinegar. I used bacon fat to cook the shallots, so that adds a little smokiness. And the chipotle pepper flakes add a little smoky heat. With just a quick saute, a little simmering and blending it all together, you’ve got barbecue sauce.
I’ve got some turkey thighs in the fridge that are calling out for this yummy paleo peach barbecue sauce. That’s what’s for dinner tonight.
- 1 tablespoon bacon fat
- 1/4 cup chopped shallot
- 1 cup sliced peaches, thawed if frozen
- 1 7-ounce jar organic tomato paste
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons coconut aminos
- 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper flakes, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Cook shallots in bacon fat until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer 5 minutes.
- Transfer to Blendtec or blender and blend until smooth.