Tomato-Free BBQ Sauce: A Tangy Twist without Tomatoes

The world of barbecue just got a whole lot more exciting with this tantalizing recipe for tomato-free BBQ sauce. Yes, you read that right – a delicious sauce that doesn’t rely on ketchup or tomatoes. Prepare to be amazed by the sweet and tangy flavors that await you!

Why You’ll Fall in Love with this Recipe

If you’ve never experienced the joy of making BBQ sauce from scratch, you’ve been missing out. This homemade delight is easy to whip up, quick to prepare, and far healthier than anything you’ll find in a jar. The best part? It’s entirely free of tomatoes and nightshades!

Imagine slathering this barbecue sauce on juicy meats or tofu, using it as a glaze, tossing it with shredded pork butt, or even dipping your favorite snacks. The possibilities are endless! You can even try it on pizza for a delightful twist that will have your taste buds singing.

Ingredients That Make a Difference

The beauty of this recipe lies in its adaptability and customizability. The base of this sauce is the mighty sweet potato, which provides body, flavor, and thickness. However, if you prefer, you can try using pumpkin puree instead. The choice is yours, but I personally find the sweet potato’s flavor irresistible.

To add that touch of sweetness, you can use either honey or maple syrup. Whichever option you go for, rest assured that the flavors will harmonize beautifully. For those with allergies, Anderson’s Maple Syrup offers an allergy-friendly alternative.

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The sauce also calls for a medley of ingredients like onion, apple cider vinegar, molasses, smoked paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, mustard powder, and salt. These elements work together to create a symphony of flavors that will leave you wanting more.

Substitutions for Allergy-Prone Foodies

If you’re avoiding nightshades altogether, fear not. I have got you covered! Simply omit the paprika and chili powder from the recipe. Don’t worry; you won’t be sacrificing any heat or smoky flavors. Instead, you can try a few drops of liquid smoke, an equal amount of cumin powder, or even smoked tea (lapsang souchong) for a unique twist.

For those who lack powdered mustard, fear not. A teaspoon of yellow mustard can easily replace it. However, if you’re allergic to mustard, it’s best to skip this ingredient entirely. Your taste buds will still enjoy a delightful dance of flavors.

Finally, for my vegan friends, feel free to swap out the honey for maple syrup. The result will be just as sweet and satisfying.

Let’s Get Cooking!

To begin, peel and cut your sweet potatoes into large chunks. Boil them until they are fork-tender. Then, drain the water and mash the sweet potatoes until smooth.

Next, grab your blender or food processor and combine all the ingredients, including the mashed sweet potatoes. Blend them until a smooth, velvety texture is achieved. For optimal results, I recommend blending at medium-high speed for about a minute.

To bring out the flavors further, transfer the sauce to a medium pot and cook it over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning. The sauce is cooked to perfection when a finger leaves a clear path on the back of a spoon. Remember to handle with care, as the sauce will be hot!

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Time to Savor and Store

Congratulations! Your tomato-free BBQ sauce masterpiece is now complete and ready to be enjoyed. Transfer the sauce to an airtight container and allow it to cool down before refrigerating. This delectable creation will stay fresh and flavorful in the fridge for 7 to 14 days. Just remember that without preservatives, it won’t last as long as store-bought sauces, but trust me, it won’t stick around for long anyway.

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No Tomato Bbq Sauce

This BBQ sauce is made without ketchup or tomatoes and is 100% delicious! Easy to make with simple ingredients. Use in all your favorite BBQ recipes. It’s sweet + tangy!

No matter if you are allergic to tomatoes or avoiding nightshades, you will love how easy it is to make this tomato free BBQ sauce. It works in all your favorite cookout recipes including on chicken, ribs, on the grill, in the oven, and even as a dipping sauce.

**Free from**: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mollusks, celery, corn, sesame, mustard (optional), lupin, sulfites, and more.


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