This easy gluten free vegan BBQ sauce is a quick recipe. A flavor packed sauce that is oil free, vegan, and mildly sweetened by fruit is a versatile favorite!
recipe originally published September 10, 2015
Gluten Free Vegan BBQ Sauce
This summer, we have hosted and attended more BBQ parties than in recent years. Last month, there was at least one per weekend, sometimes more. After a few, I started to see a trend in what I'd make to bring.
I mean, it is delicious...
if not predictable...
So, after a while, unless my spinach dip and brownies were requested, I branched out a bit. Dusted off an old recipe I have been using for years, my Easy Gluten Free Vegan BBQ Sauce. I first shared it here two years ago, with a mac and cheese stuffed burrito.
This sauce is so easy to blend up - the most difficult aspect being peeling and chopping the pineapple. You can bypass that step and make it even easier if you use canned or frozen pineapple pieces.
In fact, if you do, this sauce is pretty much a pantry staples kind of recipe. Of the seven ingredients, I would bet I almost always have six on hand. and I always have onions, and have used one in place of the shallot.
Vegan BBQ Sauce
When I make a batch of this for a recipe, we sometimes have sauce left over. We have been using it as a sandwich and wrap spread. I also have another BBQ recipe to share with you soon.
I will share the new recipe before summer is over, because it is a GOOD alternative to spinach dip and brownies at a potluck. Ha! It will definitely work as we head into the holidays and game day parties too.
This sauce covered the BBQ mac and cheese burrito:
and flavored our popular savory BBQ crunch protein balls recipe:
Everyone loves those Savory Protein Balls.
Depending on what I am making this sauce for, the consistency may vary. For the recipe I am sharing soon, I wanted a thinner sauce. Once the sauce is finished, I will add water by the tablespoon to thin.
The juicy aspect of fresh pineapple changes the consistency as well - sometimes a deliciously juicy pineapple requires no additional water and the sauce is a lovely thin consistency. Sometimes the pineapple yields a rich, thick sauce:
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Vegan BBQ, here we come!
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- In saucepan, sauté shallot in a bit of water until translucent, about 5 minutes.
- While sautéing shallot, add chopped pineapple to blender. Blend at highest speed until completely smooth. (Strain if needed before adding to sauce.)
- To saucepan with shallot, add ketchup, molasses, vinegar, mustard, smoked paprika, and puréed pineapple. Whisk to combine.
- Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer. Continue to simmer for 30-45 minutes, whisking occasionally. Sauce will reduce and thicken.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Transfer to jars or covered containers and refrigerate.
dairy, egg, soy, oil, and gluten free, vegan
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Serving Size:¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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