May is National BBQ Month!

Happy National BBQ

Happy National Barbecue Month! To kick-off the wonderful grilling season of summer, we’d like to share a recipe for a healthier version of a yummy, finger-licking barbecue sauce.

St. Louis barbecue sauce is a style that was originally created for cooking on a grill, instead of with smoke and indirect heat as is used in traditional barbeques.  St. Louis sauce tends to be a bit thinner than most sauces and has a more tangy flavor.  We modified a recipe from to create our healthier version of barbecue sauce.

St. Louis BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes about 3 1/2 cups

2 cups ketchup
½ cup water
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup Shiloh Farms Date Sugar or ¼ c cup Shiloh Farms Maple Sugar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat.  Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Allow the sauce to cool before using, but keep in mind the flavors will deepen after sitting for one day.  Store extra in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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