Primal BBQ Sauce



Happy August athletes!!  Some people may think summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the grill!  Summer & fall are the perfect times for grilling!

It can be really tricky to find a good marinade or BBQ sauce that isn’t full of high fructose corn syrup, sugar and a myriad of ingredients you can’t pronounce!!  Enter Mark’s Daily Apple & Primal BBQ Sauce!  Mark’s Daily Apple is a great website to find lots of Primal (Paleo, caveman) recipes and the latest and greatest research on health and fitness.  Definitely a site worth bookmarking!

You probably already have most of the ingredients to make this sauce at home, just shop your pantry!  What I love about this sauce is you can tweak it to fit your taste buds!  Want a sweeter sauce, add a little more honey.  You like spicy?  Add a little more hot sauce & chili powder.  Tangy?  More apple cider vinegar.  Totally up to you & your taste buds!

I’ve used this sauce on the grill, as a dipping sauce & in the crockpot, so basically, it’s a sauce of all trades! 🙂

Primal BBQ Sauce


  • 1/3 c tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (or ghee to be Paleo approved)
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp tamari (or coconut aminos to be Paleo approved)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

In a small bowl, mix the tomato paste, butter (or ghee), hot sauce, honey, vinegar tamari (or coconut aminos), mustard and water.  In a separate bowl, mix the allspice, cinnamon, ground black pepper, chili powder, paprika and onion powder.  Mix the wet and dry ingredients together.  Makes about 1 cup.  Brush on meat before grilling or dip cooked meat in sauce.

Happy grilling!!

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