Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauce

Grilling ribs

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
126 Calories
0g Fat
31g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
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 sauce can be a source of added gluten as flour and modified corn starch are often used as thickeners, but making your own homemade barbecue sauce is fast and easy. This recipe makes a thick all-purpose sauce that's not too sweet or too hot—a sauce that everyone can 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 gluten-free Worcestershire sauce (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 celery 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.

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.

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