Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Ratings (22)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 pints (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
126 Calories
0g Fat
31g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 1/2 pints (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Commercial barbecue can be sources of added gluten, used as a thickener but making your own homemade barbecue sauce is fast and easy. This recipe makes a thick all purpose sauce, not too sweet or too hot, but a sauce that everyone should enjoy. Use it on grilled chicken, ribs, pulled pork, burgers or brats. It is also a good dipping sauce for gluten-free chicken tenders.​


  • 1/2 cup ketchup (gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce (gluten-free, Lea and Perrins made in the U.S. is gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery powder (not salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a heavy, medium-sized saucepan.

  2. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for about 10 minutes.

  3. Cool and store in the refrigerator.

Comments on review: Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce made in the U.S. is gluten-free, verified by Heinz Consumer Affairs. According to Heinz, all varieties of Lea and Perrins made in the U.S. are gluten-free. If you reside outside the U.S. and use Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, do what this reviewer did, always read labels. If you see malt vinegar with barley on the label, it contains gluten. I thank this reviewer for making her comments. It's a good illustration of why reading labels are so important. I live in the U.S. and do not have access to label information about all products sold in all countries.

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.