Tangy Barbecue Sauce

This easy BBQ sauce is perfect to use for BBQ baked tofu or Sloppy Foes. The ginger + balsamic vinegar combo makes for a slightly tangy Korean-style BBQ.

One of our favorite ways to use this to make the BBQ baked tofu. Grab a package of firm or extra firm [we make sure it’s organic + non-GMO]. Drain, and slice into 8 or 9 slices. Carefully dunk each slice in to the BBQ sauce, lay on parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet. Bake on 400* degrees for 30 minutes, flip, and bake for another 30 minutes [longer if needed]. These are great to eat alone, as a side, or on a toasted piece of sprouted grain bread with romaine, tomato, vegetable broth sauteed mushrooms, avocado, and topped with mustard. 

Another fave is Sloppy Foes [Joes]. Simply mix together cooked lentils and either cooked rice or farro with the barbecue sauce. Serve warm on a toasted sprouted whole grain sesame bun.

[Pictured] We enjoyed them with a side of slaw made of cabbage, pomegranate infused red wine vinegar, one finely cut fresh orange with the juices, sprinkled with a no-salt seasoning blend, and topped with black seedless grapes.

To make this BBQ sauce, simply combine all ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Once blended, transfer to a stove top pan [with lid] and simmer on medium heat for about 15 minutes; stir occasionally. You’re done!

Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. This BBQ sauce also freezes and reheats well.

Category
Prep Time7 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time22 mins
 2 large vine ripe tomato or 4 roma tomatoes [about 2 cup chopped]
 1 cup natural ketchup or tomato paste [no sugar or high fructose corn syrup added, low sodium or no-salt added]
 4 pitted medjool dates [5 for more sweetness]
 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 1 tbsp ground mustard powder
 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
 1 tsp coconut aminos [or ½ teaspoon liquid aminos]
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp ground ginger
 ¼ tsp chili powder
  tsp black pepper
 1 pinch white pepper
 1 pinch cayenne pepper
1

Combine ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

2

Transfer to a stove top pan.

3

Place on lid and simmer on medium heat for about 15 minutes; stir occasionally.

Ingredients

 2 large vine ripe tomato or 4 roma tomatoes [about 2 cup chopped]
 1 cup natural ketchup or tomato paste [no sugar or high fructose corn syrup added, low sodium or no-salt added]
 4 pitted medjool dates [5 for more sweetness]
 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 1 tbsp ground mustard powder
 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
 1 tsp coconut aminos [or ½ teaspoon liquid aminos]
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp garlic powder
 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp ground ginger
 ¼ tsp chili powder
  tsp black pepper
 1 pinch white pepper
 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Directions

1

Combine ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

2

Transfer to a stove top pan.

3

Place on lid and simmer on medium heat for about 15 minutes; stir occasionally.

Tangy Barbecue Sauce
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