Naturally Sweet Barbecue Sauce

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Sep. 27, 2012

Using dates helps sweeten the sauce but the vinegar helps keep the tang for a tasty barbecue sauce.


Onion 1 Small , finely chopped
Dates 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped pitted (Medjool)
Tomato puree 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (strained)
Cider vinegar 3 Tablespoon
Worcestershire sauce 2 Teaspoon
Hot pepper sauce 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon (Optional)



1. In blender, add onion, dates, tomato puree, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce. Blend until smooth.

2. Place a sauce pan on heat, and pour mixture in it. Bring it to boil.

3. Reduce heat, and simmer for about 5 minutes or until thickened.


4. Sprinkle thyme and chilli powder, if desired and serve with grilled chicken.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 476Calories from Fat 20

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 255 mg10.63%

Total Carbohydrates 117 g39%

Dietary Fiber 19 g76%

Sugars 79 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet