Salt-Free Barbecue Sauce

This sauce can go toe to toe with any salty barbecue sauce. It’s sweet and tangy, just like the best barbeque chefs’ recipes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup powdered red chilies
  • 2 tablespoons powdered mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 cups water
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until golden brown.

  2. Add honey, molasses, and vinegar and stir to warm through.

  3. Add powdered chilies, mustard, cayenne pepper, celery seed, and water.

  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 14–20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until flavors are well blended and sauce is reduced to desired thickness.

  5. Use immediately or store refrigerated for up to a week.

MAKES ABOUT 3 CUPS

  • 1,550 calories
  • 39 g fat
  • 314 g carbohydrates
  • 13 g protein
  • 100 mg sodium
  • 15 g fiber
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