Gluten-Free Sweet Barbeque Sauce Recipe
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tbsp. sundried tomato (if dried, soaked in hot water and drained. if packed in oil, rinsed in hot water to remove oil and pressed)
1 14 oz. canned chopped tomatoes, drained of all liquid
1 cup onion, chopped
3/4 cup maple syrup (or honey, or agave)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 whole garlic cloves, peeled
2 tbsp. wheat-free, low-sodium tamari
1/2 tsp lemon zest or 2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. coriander
1-2 tsp. smoked paprika for low heat or chipotle pepper for SPICY
Combine ketchup, tomato paste, sundried tomato, and tomatoes in blender. Blend, adding water if necessary. Combine with onion, maple syrup, lemon juice, brown sugar, lemon zest, and whole garlic cloves in a pan and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. Add wheat-free tamari and spices and simmer for another 5 minutes. Cool and store. Use for “Sweet BBQ wing-less Tofu,” or “Sweet BBQ beans with baked tofu” recipe.
I wanted sweet, and this recipe is certainly sweet. Next time I’d experiment with less sweet elements to see if I can get a more balanced recipe- but it is tasty!