Saturday, September 22, 2012

My Favorite Paleo Recipes: Beasty BBQ Sauce by Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

I am "recipe dependent" as a good friend once told me.  While I can combine flavors to make simple meals on my own or add ingredients to create variations on a dish, I lack the imagination needed to create a whole new flavor or dish.  But thanks to the Almighty Internet and wonderful people like George at Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations I have a WORLD of Paleo recipes at my fingertips.  Not all recipes turn out to my liking, but sometimes I stumble upon something SO good that it becomes a weekly staple.  The Beasty BBQ Sauce on CCCC is just such a recipe.

And in case you're wondering, we're having this on top of George's Beasty BBQ Babyback Ribs for dinner tonight.

Mise en Place 

Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations' Beasty BBQ Sauce
Makes 4 Cups
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Serving size*: 1/2 cup

Finished and ready for my ribs
  • 3 Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1 White Onion, Diced
  • 4 Cloves of garlic, Diced
  • 1 6 Ounce can of Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Beef Stock
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Sweet Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne
  1. Combine all ingredients above in a sauce pan and place on stove over medium heat stirring frequently
  2. Once your sauce starts to boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 60 minutes
  3. Once your sauce has simmered, turn off the heat and pour your sauce into a blender or food processor and run until you get a nice smooth sauce consistency
  4. Return to the pan to keep warm or place on the food of your choice
The ONLY changes I made to his recipe were to use a hand blender to puree the sauce once it was done cooking.  I just dislike making MORE dishes to clean AND my food processor is TINY.  Like 3 cup tiny.  I also don't care to add pineapple to my sauce, as he suggests.  I found the sauce to be on the sweet side (with a WHOLE lot of spiciness as well!) without the added fruit and carbs.  I use this sauce on ribs, hamburgers, pulled pork and I love it enough to just dip celery sticks in it too! 

Nutritional info*: Calories 56.5  Fat 2.1g  Sat Fat 0.3g  Chol 0g  Sod 623.1  Carb 8.1g  Fiber 2.0g  Pro 2.1g
*All nutritional info was not provided in the original recipe.  I use the Recipe Calculator at to calculate nutritional value.


  1. Very interesting subject, thank you for putting up'''

    easy paleo recipes

  2. That's not bad for a change, JP. Try adding a stick of butter & pepper. I know that might sound like a lot, but it really isn't. Just a little of this on the ribs would do.

    Dione Drabble