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Sweet Honey Barbecue Sauce


So I love a good tangy barbecue, but sometimes you just want something sweeter. This is great on chicken wings or in the Pineapple Chicken recipe that I’ll be posting soon.

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This recipe is very similar to the tangy barbecue recipe but with a few variations that make it have a sweeter flavor and a little less kick, but it’s still just as flavorful.


(Makes approximately 2 cups)

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3-4 cloves minced garlic

1 can tomato paste (6 oz.)

1/4 cup water

1 cup honey

3 Tbsp molasses

3 tsp clean Worcestershire sauce (most name brand sauces have artificial preservatives and corn syrup, so look at the label)

3/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup brown sugar (I recommend sucanat or coconut sugar)

3/4 tsp sea salt

4 tsp chili powder

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp cayenne

1/4 cup pineapple juice

1/8 tsp ginger

1/8 tsp cinnamon


  • Pour the olive oil into a sauce pan and place on medium heat.
  • When the oil is warm, add the minced garlic and allow the garlic brown slightly (about 40 seconds) while stirring.
  • Add the water and tomato paste to the garlic and stir until the paste and water have combined.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until they are combined.
  • Allow the mixture to start to bubble and then lower the heat to low/simmer for 20 min. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
  • Once the sauce is cool, you can pour it through a strainer or puree it in a food processor to incorporate the minced garlic or just leave it as it is.
  • Store in a glass container in the fridge for about two weeks.