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Whole30 BBQ Sauce (Paleo and Vegan)

The perfect homemade BBQ sauce recipe for those on a Whole30, Paleo or Vegan diet. This Whole30 sauce is perfect for BBQ ribs, pulled pork, shredded chicken and more. Amp up your Whole30 meals with a BBQ sauce featuring the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and smokey.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Recipes, Sauce Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Whole30 Recipe, Whole30 Sauce
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 65kcal
Cost: $3.00


  • 1.5 Cups Vegetable Stock (*Note 1)
  • 1 Can Tomato Paste (6 oz)
  • 1-2 Whole Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, Seeds Removed (*Note 2)
  • 7 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 4 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp Golden Raisins (*Note 3)
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Yellow Mustard (*Note 4)
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • Salt, to Taste


  • Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor and process until smooth. Taste and add 1 extra tbsp. of golden raisins if you prefer a sweeter BBQ sauce or 1 extra chipotle pepper for a smokier/spicier sauce.
  • Add the sauce to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat to a gentle boil. Reduce to a low simmer for 10-15 minutes until your desired thickness is achieved.
  • Let cool before tasting. Season with salt, to taste.


Note 1 - Feel free to use chicken stock if not on a vegan diet.
Note 2 - Start with one pepper and add a second if you like a smokier/spicier flavor.
Note 3 - Start with 1 tbsp. and add an extra tbsp if you like a sweeter sauce.
Note 4 - You can also use dijon mustard or 1 tsp of mustard powder instead of yellow mustard.
Note 5 - Make sure to taste the sauce after you blend it and adjust the seasonings to your preference. BBQ sauce is highly personal so what one person likes may not be what you like. Think extra raisins for a sweeter sauce, extra chipotle peppers for smoke or chili powder for spice.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1054IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg