Clean Barbecue Sauce


  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 fuji apple
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut aminos (or Braggs Liquid Aminos) 
  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey


Dice the tomatoes, onions, garlic and apple (leave the skin on the apple). 

Add all ingredients to a pot. Cover and simmer on medium/medium-low for about 30-40 minutes. You want it simmering, but not boiling.

After 30-40 minutes, all of the ingredients should be cooked and pretty well broken down. It should be starting to look sauce-like, but still a bit on the chunky side. At this point, turn the heat off, remove the bay leaf, and use a blender to blend the sauce.