Smoked Paprika & Honey BBQ Sauce

I love condiments. I mean, who doesn’t love something really good to dip something else that’s really good into??


I think a good BBQ, ranks in my top 5 of condiments! I mean you can use it on lots of things!

And this one…is a good one.


When you are eating the Paleo way…or just gluten free, dairy free or sugar free – this one works!

Yes, there is a long list of ingredients, but nothing that is hard to find. If you have to buy some of the spices, I know you will use them again…and I’m all for stocking up a pantry!


The depth of tomato flavor is crazy. And with garlic and honey – yes, it’s delicious!

If you prefer spicy sauce, add more paprika and chili flakes and maybe even a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. You like it sweet? Well, add a bit more honey and molasses. I love how you can change a recipe to cater to your tastes with a few little tweaks…it’s that simple…just remember to write it down, if you want to make it again sometime!

Smoked Paprika & Honey BBQ Sauce

Makes about 4 cups of sauce


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 medium sized white onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

** optional: 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (if you like it a little spicy, add this and more)


  1. In a medium sized heavy pot, heat the coconut oil on medium heat.
  2. Using a food processor, process the onion and garlic until it is finely diced – almost looks like the consistency of apple sauce.
  3. Add onion and garlic to heated pan and saute for 6-8 minutes, until it turns translucent and most of the liquid is gone.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. Yes, everything else on the ingredients list.
  5. Turn heat to low simmer. Set your timer for 1.5 hours. Stir it with a wooden spoon every 10 minutes or so. The mixture will decrease by at least 1/3. Let cool on the stove for 30 or more minutes.
  6. Use right away or store in an airtight container.

Store in an airtight glass containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Remember to use  a clean spoon each time you dip into the sauce – try not to contaminate, so it last longer!

**Inspiration for this recipe came from Wellness Mama’s sauce.


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