Ladies and gents, the longest winter of all the winters is FINALLY behind us, and it is officially grilling season! That being said, I concocted a sauce perfect for basting onto meat while it's on the grill! In the spirit of being transparent, I must admit - this sauce was supposed to be a Paleo barbecue sauce, but I would be doing the barbecue sauce industry a terrible injustice by labeling it as such. Truthfully, I had no clue what to name this sauce. Hence the name, "all - purpose grilling sauce." Despite not being as BBQey as I had planned, it's still delicious and worthy of becoming a staple in your Paleo and/or Whole30 friendly kitchen.
Whole30 All-Purpose Sauce is Super Easy to Make
The recipe for this sauce is extremely easy. Simply heat the wet ingredients over the stove, add the dry ingredients and heat through. It keeps in the fridge for 7 to 10 days or you can freeze it in small portions and defrost it as needed!
This sauce encompasses sweetness, spiciness and smokiness, so it's uses are practically endless.
Uses for Whole30 All-Purpose Sauce
- Grilling Sauce - baste a generous amount of this sauce over meats such as chicken or pork ribs while grilling.
- Dipping Sauce - serve as a warm dipping sauce alongside cooked veggies and meats (I dipped slices of Italian sausage into it, and it was amazing).
- Simmer Sauce - brown chicken thighs, cubed steak or ground beef in a saucepan until almost cooked through and then add this sauce to the pan and simmer over low heat until the meat is cooked through.
I have found more success in my rounds of Whole30 when I have compliant sauces on hand. As you can see, having this sauce on hand during a round of Whole30 is a great way to conveniently add more flavor to any meal! I hope you enjoy it!
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Whole30 All-Purpose Sauce
- 1 cup water
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- ¼ cup apple butter
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- Add all wet ingredients to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes (stirring frequently).
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together all dry ingredients until very well-blended.
- Add the dry ingredients to the saucepan with the wet ingredients. Continue to heat over medium heat until the sauce is smooth and well-blended (8 to 10 minutes).
- Store in an airtight containter until ready to use. Use as a sauce for grilled meats, a dipping sauce for meats and veggies or a simmer sauce.