Homemade Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce

Gluten free barbecue sauce

If you forgot to buy gluten free barbecue sauce, don’t bother to make an order! You save a dollar or two by making some on your stovetop. Our secret recipe is exciting and combines several spices to give you a flavorful and versatile sauce. You can use this sauce on grilled, smoked, or roasted meats.

To make a gluten-free barbecue sauce, you need ketchup, vinegar, garlic, onion powder, and a sweetener. Simmer, cool it, and store it for dipping meats and veggies. There are more ingredients and steps, so stay here and learn how to make your sauce in your kitchen.

Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce Ingredients 

  • One cup of ketchup (ensure it’s gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Two tablespoons honey
  • Two tablespoons molasses
  • One tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • One teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • One teaspoon of garlic powder
  • One teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cayenne pepper  


  1. Combine the molasses, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, honey, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt. 
  2. Whisk to ensure a consistent combination.
  3. Simmer the sauce mixture over medium heat while stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  4. Taste the sauce and adjust the cayenne pepper to your liking.
  5. Add more honey/brown sugar for sweetness if you prefer.
  6. Let your sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it reaches the desired thickness.
  7. Remove your sauce from the heat and leave it cool. 
  8. Once it has cooled, transfer it to a glass jar or airtight container for storage.
  9. Use your gluten-free barbecue sauce as a marinade or dipping sauce for roasted or grilled meats or vegetables.

Pro Tip! 

  • Always check individual ingredient labels to ensure they are gluten-free, as some products may contain additives or thickeners that contain gluten.
  • You can customize the ingredients quantities to your liking.

Parting Shot

Congrats on making a gluten free barbecue sauce. The recipe is simple and delivers a rich, smoky flavor. Also, it combines carefully selected gluten-free ingredients to cater to your dietary restrictions. So, you can savor tangy, sweet, and savory barbecue without running to the stores. Enjoy your gluten-conscious culinary journey with our recipes.

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