Paleo Cherry BBQ Sauce

So, having grown up in the Chicago-land area, my idea of “barbecue” sauce varies quite wildly from my boyfriend’s. I, personally, prefer to have a sticky sweet sauce to dip my meat, bread, or sides in. I get it, that’s not everyone’s cup of tea (and in Texas, I’m likely speaking gibberish) - but I do feel like a sweet barbecue sauce is a great condiment, whether you’re looking for something to mix up your rice or you simply just want a bit of flavor in your sandwich. But, here’s what’s not so great about BBQ sauce - it’s usually full of a bunch of sugar and artificial crap. Well, it’s doesn’t have to be and this recipe is super easy to whip up!

Photo credit: Delaney Van Vranken

Photo credit: Delaney Van Vranken

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Using a dutch oven, warm the avocado oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until golden brown, approximately 6-8 minutes.

  2. Add the cherries, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, coconut aminos, and pink salt. Cook on medium-low, covered, for 20-30 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent sticking.

    Pro tip: If you don’t like your BBQ sauce chunky, transfer to a blender and blend on high until thoroughly mixed.

Photo credit: Delaney Van Vranken

Photo credit: Delaney Van Vranken


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Photo credit: Delaney Van Vranken

Photo credit: Delaney Van Vranken