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Barbecue Sauce

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Although we love giving you entire meals that you can enjoy on our programs and beyond, we also love sharing our favourite sides and condiments. These keep your pantry and fridge well stocked so any meal you make jumps a flavor notch or two. Simple cooked vegetables or chicken legs becomes amazing with the love and the seasoning you add to it. This is a classic sauce that goes well with so many things and can be used with a variety of cooking methods, including traditional grilling of meat and vegetables. Save this one for post-cleanse as tomatoes are the main ingredient but if you're on Gut or Refresh, this recipe is a must-try!

For Gut and Refresh

Makes 1.5 Pints



3 teaspoons olive oil

1 large onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

24 ounces whole peeled tomatoes, pureed

2 teaspoons chipotle powder

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup whole grain mustard

½ teaspoon stevia powder

1 teaspoon allspice

2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger

½ teaspoon sea salt (add more to taste)



Gather and prepare all ingredients.


Add the olive oil to a medium to large sauce pot over medium heat. When it's warm, add the onions. Sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes, then add the garlic and sauté for another two minutes, until fragrant.

Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
Reduce the heat to a low simmer and let it slowly cook down and thicken up, around 30 minutes. Remember to stir often to keep the bottom from burning.


Once it’s nice and thick, taste and adjust seasonings.
Pour into a glass jar to store. A funnel is very helpful for this step.
Keeps in the fridge for a few days, or you can freeze in plastic containers or bags. Or feel free to can, using a traditional water bath process. 




Recipe//Frank Giglio
Photography//Jenny Nelson

Topics: Clean Eats


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