When I was first introduced to real food and it’s seductive healing powers, I immediately fell madly in love. But, as in many relationships, after the honeymoon phase began to give way to a lovely and healthily day to day routine, I admit I missed a few of the convenient and wild indulgences of my previous life.
One of the things I missed was convenience. Yummy little, finger lickin’, convenience treats. I hadn’t yet had the epiphany that we need not live without any dish or treat. That no matter how iconic or convenient the treat, they could all be created with real ingredients and *SHOCKING* could be created in my little ol’ kitchen!
So, it is with great joy that I encourage you to create this lovely homemade BBQ sauce in your kitchen. Make a large batch and freeze it in smaller portions so that you are ever ready with a fast food condiment. We deserve a treats and we deserve health!!
Pair with these Classic Chicken Nuggets. They just happen to be grain free and delicious.
[Holistic Squid note: I just love that this sauce is made with bone broth, converting the usual junky, high fructose laden condiment into a healing, nutrient dense wonder food! Enjoy!]
Nutrient Dense BBQ Dipping Sauce Ingredients
- 1-finely diced white onion
- 1 ½ heads of garlic, shredded
- 4 cups beef bone broth – learn how to make beef bone broth here
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups molasses
- ½ teaspoons allspice
- 2 tablespoons celery salt
- 3 cups tomato paste
- ¾ cup spicy mustard
- 3 teaspoons horse radish
Nutrient Dense BBQ Dipping Sauce Method
- Heat onions & garlic in 4 cups bone broth on medium stove heat.
- Turn stove heat down to low.
- Add all other ingredients, and combine completely by stirring.
- All sauce to cook for 45 minutes – 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- At this point, test the thickness of your sauce. When you’re happy with the consistency, remove it from the heat.
- If you want a thicker sauce continue to cook down with occasional stirring.
- If you want a thinner sauce, add ¼ cup bone broth or water at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
Yields: 3 quarts
This post was generously contributed by Monica Ford of Real Food Devotee. Check back next Friday for more delicious recipes from Monica that will make your mouth water and your tummy purr. If you’re lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, Real Food Devotee can make your life easier by delivering nutrient dense goodies directly to your door.
photo credit: An Eye Full Studio
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