Friday, December 18, 2009

Homemade Barbeque Sauce Recipe (gluten free, of course)

This homemade gluten free barbecue sauce recipe is great to use on ribs, with chicken or as a dipping sauce. Kids with a sweet tooth will love it because it is made with maple syrup and brown sugar. You can cut the maple syrup in half or substitute honey for all the sweetener and it will still be a delicious sauce for everyone. Homemade barbecue sauce without the corn syrup, MSG and gluten is always preferable to bottled, but if I don't have time to make a homemade barbecue sauce, I buy the Bone Suckin' Sauce, which is also gluten free.

1/2 c. gluten free ketchup ("Heinz Ketchup" is gluten free..."Heinz Organic Ketchup" in the US is not gluten free)
1/3 c. water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1&1/2 tablespoons molasses
2 tsp salt
2 tsp worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perrins is gluten free)
2 T. apple sauce
3/4 tsp tamari
1/2 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp cornstarch, tapioca flour or potato starch
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp celery powder
1/4 tsp cumin

Measure all ingredients into a sauce pan. Stir together. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with