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I’ve been on the search for the perfect barbecue sauce for a while now. “Perfect” for us means something husband and boys won’t react to (finding food they don’t react to sometimes seems like an impossible task). It needed to be nightshade free, so not tomato based. I tried the bbq sauce recipe from The Paleo Approach Cookbook but it’s very high in FODMAPs which Tim and the boys react to – in this case a huge concentration of apple and onion.
After many searches online and nearly giving up I decided the best thing was for me to just make my own recipe. So I turned to the food that no one in our family seems to react to even in large amounts- carrots.
This recipe is mostly for those doing the autoimmune protocol or following a paleo diet, especially those who have trouble with nightshades and FODMAPs.
This carrot based barbecue sauce is on the chunky side – it’s more of a spread-on sauce than a pour-on. My husband told me he would eat hamburgers every night with this bbq sauce and never complain.
BBQ Sauce Recipe
2 tablespoons palm oil
2 large carrots, sliced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (check labels – balsamic vinegars sometimes contains caramel coloring which can cause a reaction in some people)
1/4 cup molasses
Throw it all in a small pot on the stove and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool off for a little while. Pour into a blender or food processor -I just use the smaller chopper part of our Ninja– and blend it up. This amount fits nicely in a small mason jar. But I frequently double the batch if we’re going to have a lot of hamburgers one week.
Hope you enjoy the barbecue sauce!