Barbeque Sauce Recipe

~~~~~Great Sauce for Marinating Jerky~~~~~

Today I want to show you what can be done with your dehydrated foods, specifically tomato powder. Tomato powder is one of my favorite ingredients. Picking up tomatoes at the peak of season, dehydrating the whole tomato–skin, seeds, and pulp–and making a rich, full-bodied product that flavors my dishes is something that I enjoy. When I can pack what would easily be many cans of product into a quart Mason jar and save space in my little kitchen, at the same time creating zero waste from my produce, it makes life perfect!

I hope you enjoy this wonderful basic recipe for barbecue sauce. Feel free to add or take out whatever you like and make it yours. Peach powder, honey, chipotles, onion, and Cajun spice blends are just a few of the ingredients I have added to switch it up.

AND because it contains no oils or fats, this barbecue sauce can be made and then dehydrated to add to your powders! One batch is enough to cover one paraflexx tray. Dehydrate at 125°F/50°C until crisp and pulverize in a grinder.

Barbecue Sauce

Yield: 2 cups


1-­1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons tomato powder
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2-­1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1-­1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or marjoram
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon black  pepper


  1. Using a stainless steel saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  2. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes until it reaches the consistency you desire, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cool and store in the refrigerator. Allow to mellow for a day or so before using.
  4. Store refrigerated in a tightly covered jar for up to two weeks.


  • Honey BBQ Sauce
    1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed.
    Add: 1 cup honey.
  • Southwest Chipotle Barbeque Sauce
    Add: 1 to 2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, minced, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from can
    1 teaspoon liquid smoke
    1 teaspoon onion powder.
  • South Carolina BBQ Mustard Sauce
  • Omit: 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
    1/2 cup red wine vinegar
    2-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard.
    Add: 1 cup honey
    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard.
  • Stout Beer Barbecue Sauce
    Omit: 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
    3/4 cup water
    1/2 cup red wine vinegar.
    Add: 1 cup unsulfured molasses
    3/4 cup stout beer
    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar.
    Increase: Tomato powder to 1/2 cup.

Printable Recipe for Barbecue Sauce (including the variations) can be found here. Barbecue Sauce


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