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Simple & Delicious BBQ Sauce

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Are you all out of barbecue sauce and need something simple in a pinch? Or maybe you just want to know exactly what ingredients are going into your sauces and would like to have more control over that. Either way, this barbecue sauce is a breeze to make and is incredibly tasty. Add the benefits of essential oils, and you have a perfect addition to your summer barbecue.


Simple & Delicious BBQ Sauce

  • Servings: Yield=2 cups (480 ml)
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 15 oz. (425 g) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. (23 ml) mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) hickory liquid smoke
  • 1/2 Tbsp. (about 7 g) sea salt
  • 1 tsp. (3 g) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. (2.5 g) onion powder
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) molasses
  • 1/4 cup (65 g) brown sugar
  • 2–3 drops black pepper essential oil
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil


  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. If you have a high-speed blender, use the soup setting, and it will heat and blend your sauce at the same time.
  3. If you have a regular blender, blend on high for a minute; then transfer contents to a saucepan, and heat thoroughly.
  4. Serve in your favorite dishes calling for barbecue sauce.

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