Finger-Lickin’ Good Clean BBQ Sauce


I LOVE chicken. And I love barbecue sauce. Sure, some BBQ sauces’ ingredient lists are semi-decent, but most of them contain a ton of sugar, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup hidden in there. So when I was searching for a clean BBQ sauce online, I stumbled upon one from

I modified it a bit, doubled the recipe, and voilaaaa!


2, 6oz cans organic tomato paste
1 cup water
8 tablespoons worcestershire sauce (okay, so this is not considered clean, but Annie’s makes a vegan version, or you can make your own, clean version following this recipe)
4 tablespoons Bragg’s apple cider vinegar
2-3 minced garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons raw, organic, local honey
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (less if you don’t like spicy; more if you want to kick it up a notch).


1. Pre-make Worcestershire sauce if making it from scratch
2. Mince garlic cloves
3. Mix tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, water, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl.
4. Add honey and mix until dissolved
5. Add garlic + spices to sauce mix and mix well
6. Use as a marinade, top meat or veggies, or store in fridge!

*This sauce tastes best after a couple days; it really brings out the flavors & kick! So if possible, prep a day or so before you plan to eat it!

I used mine to marinade organic chicken cutlets that I cooked on high in the crockpot for 4 hours, then stored the remainder of the sauce in a mason jar in the fridge.

Perishable, so refrigerate to store, and use within a week to be safe because of tomato paste!

1 Comments on “Finger-Lickin’ Good Clean BBQ Sauce”

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