Slow cooker butternut squash BBQ sauce that skips the sugar
If there is one thing everyone can agree on, it's BBQ: a dinner that pleases everyone. BBQ sauce it the best condiment, makes any meal more flavorful and is perfect for dipping. I don't know about you, but I don't like putting high-fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar or molasses on my dinner plate, but all four of those sweeteners are in just one bottle of BBQ sauce!
I made this BBQ sauce to have a Whole30 ready condiment, but now I think I'll never go back. Make it in bulk and store it in small freezer containers. I guess you could say the only downside of this sauce is it does spoil faster than the sugary stuff. But you know what? Real food spoils; it's just what it does. If you want food where you can pronounce all the ingredients, it will go bad faster than its chemically laced counterparts.
Oh, and have I mentioned the best part yet? This is a slow cooker recipe. Just set it, and forget it. All you have to do is chop up some vegetables and then purée them once they're cooked. Why buy a sauce that's pumped with corn syrup when you can make one that just uses apples for sweetness?
Healthy BBQ sauce recipe
- In a slow cooker, combine all of the ingredients.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours, until the vegetables are fork tender.
- Purée the mixture using a stick blender.
- Portion the sauce into air-tight containers once cooled.