Homemade Barbecue Sauce

This easy homemade barbecue sauce recipe is the one that won my kids over at my house. Finally, one recipe without refined sugars that won us all!



  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add all the ingredients, including the liquid smoke, if using, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to thicken the sauce.
  2. Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature prior to transferring it to a glass jar and into the refrigerator. Refrigerate for up to a week.


If you can tolerate soy, you may use soy sauce or Bragg’s aminos.
Recipe fully adapted from Against All Grain’s Cookbook to the preferences in my family. While the measurements of some ingredients have been adapted, and I’ve omitted others, I feel it was the right thing to credit Danielle because her originality in using a combination of coconut aminos and fish sauce made this sauce tangy and delicious!