Friday, February 7, 2014

Butt Smackin' Good Paleo BBQ Sauce

Careful. You're liable to get your butt smacked with sauce this good!

I actually shared this recipe on another post a little while back, but I wanted it to have a post all to itself-- it's that good! So if you've seen this one before, don't worry, you're not going crazy!

I'm sure you're more than a little curious about how this sauce got its name. So sit back, relax and enjoy a little cautionary tale I like to call, "What Happens When You Make Really Good Barbecue Sauce."

I wanted a really great barbecue sauce for a BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza recipe I was making, and to be honest I'm not one for following other recipes. Following a recipe bores me a bit. Yes, I'm aware of the irony in the fact that I make recipes, but don't like following them myself. Anyway...I set to work. I kept adding layers, tasting along the way until it was just right. I was meticulously measuring & noting every addition-- a little of this, a little of that, & dash or two of something else. Then I dipped my pinky in to sweeten it up a bit (ok, I may be taking some creative license here). Finally, when I thought it was perfect, I invited my husband into the kitchen for a taste test. He took a spoon and dipped it in the sauce. I waited with great anticipation. Could this be it? THE sauce? His eyes lit up as he said, "Don't. Change. A. Thing." Then he smacked my butt as he walked out of the kitchen. And with that, my Butt Smackin' Good Bar-B-Que Sauce was born.

Butt Smackin' Good BBQ Sauce


6 oz can tomato paste
1.5 cups liquified bone broth or stock/broth of choice*
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
3 Tbs raw honey
1/2 tsp ground Jamaican allspice
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp sea salt

*If using store bought stock, you may need to adjust the salt accordingly as different broths can have different amounts of salt.

**If you do not have Flavor God Everything seasoning use the following:
    1 Tbs garlic powder
    1 Tbs Onion Powder
    2 tsp paprika (in place of the 1tsp listed above)
    1/2 tsp dried basil
    1 tsp sea salt (in place of the 1/4tsp listed above)


In a pot over medium-low heat, put tomato paste, bone broth, apple cider vinegar and honey. Whisk while heating until everything is incorporated. Add seasonings and whisk well. Allow to simmer over heat for as long as you desire. The longer it simmers, the more the flavors will come together. Stir it occasionally so the sauce won't burn to the bottom. When finished, allow to cool and pour into a jar. You can store this in the refrigerator and it will last a couple weeks-- if it lasts that long!


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