Homemade Mango BBQ Sauce (Paleo, GF)

Homemade-Mango-BBQ-Sauce-Paleo-perchancetocook-3I don’t know where the time has gone, but it has just flown by! I mean it feels like only yesterday that I came up with my Paleo Sweet and Spicy recipe and vowed to come up with more Paleo condiment recipes soon. 

Well, five months later and I’m finally posting another paleo condiment recipe. Better late than never though! This rings especially true for this Homemade Mango BBQ Sauce. It is a deliciously sweet, perfectly spiced BBQ sauce.

Homemade-Mango-BBQ-Sauce-Paleo-perchancetocook-4The mango is the sneaky star of the show here. You can’t taste it and yet it leaves its mark by providing the perfect amount of sweetness and texture to the sauce.

Homemade-Mango-BBQ-Sauce-Paleo-perchancetocookEven though this BBQ sauce is delicious, it was quite the conundrum for me. The first time that I attempted to make this sauce, the color of it was a deep reddish brown, but it was clear that I had put entirely too many cloves in there. 

Homemade-Mango-BBQ-Sauce-Paleo-perchancetocook-1So I made it again with less cloves, and this made the sauce come out super red! It tasted much better this way.Homemade-Mango-BBQ-Sauce-Paleo-perchancetocook-5Now that I have another Paleo condiment in my life, it has motivated me to develop more Paleo condiments. Condiments are simple and small parts of our diet, but I do have to admit, they can make such a big difference! I have already enjoyed this Mango BBQ sauce on some baked chicken and pulled pork.Homemade-Mango-BBQ-Sauce-Paleo-perchancetocook-2Homemade-Mango-BBQ-Sauce-Paleo-perchancetocook-6Maybe ketchup should be my next recipe challenge of choice… Or mayo! My mother has an amazing homemade mayonnaise recipe that I have been meaning to recreate for this blog. Stay tuned for more condiment recipes soon!

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Homemade Mango BBQ Sauce (Paleo)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup of minced sweet red onion (this was about ⅓ of a red onion for me)
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground mustard seed
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • a scant ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup of mango puree (this equaled one sliced mango put through a food processor)
  1. Put 1 tsp of olive oil into a pan. Add the mined red onion and heat over medium/high heat for 3 minutes.
  2. Turn the stove-top heat off.
  3. Add the a vinegar, honey, maple syrup, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, ground cloves, ground mustard seed, and cayenne pepper to the pan and mix well.
  4. Turn the stove-top back on and heat the mixture over medium-high heat until it boils.
  5. Reduce the heat to low to let the mixture simmer.
  6. During this time, add the tomato paste and mash it well into the mixture, until there are little to no clumps left.
  7. Then add the mango puree.
  8. Mix well and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. This made about 1- 1½ cups of sauce.


4 thoughts on “Homemade Mango BBQ Sauce (Paleo, GF)

  1. LOVE THIS! I just made a mango salsa that was delicious since its mango season! I would love more ways to incorporate apple cider vinegar into food. I hear its great for you but don’t exactly know how to use it. Maybe you could do a post on that! :)

    1. Yum! I love mango salsa, and mango season for that matter! Thanks for the idea of looking into apple cider vinegar uses, it’s definitely something I should do!

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