Gluten and Corn Free BBQ Sauce

Sharing BBQ recipes can be dangerous. Depending on where you are in the United States BBQ can be a dry rub, part of a smoking process, or a sauce like in the South. Instead of arguing about what kind of BBQ is best, I’ll share my recipe. It is corn free, gluten free, and tastes great!BBQ-Sauce-1BBQ-Sauce-2BBQ-Sauce-3

Gluten and Corn Free BBQ Sauce
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Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 1.5 C.
  • 8 oz. Organic Tomato Paste
  • ½ C. Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp Ground Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼ C. Organic Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ Black Pepper
  1. Place a saucepan over  Medium-High heat.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp. of Olive oil
  3. Saute the onions until translucent
  4. Add the minced garlic, fennel seeds, oregano, sea salt, and pepper
  5. Stir for 1 minute
  6. Then add the tomato paste and brown sugar.
  7. Stir
  8. The mixture will be thick, slowly pour in the tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer.
  9. Let simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  10. Cool completely






By | 2015-06-24T14:24:05+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Sauce + Dressing|Tags: , |2 Comments

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At Mary Lee Kitchen, we believe that what we eat matters. Each of us has the right to know what is in our food. Over the years the food industry has negatively impacted our health and well being. This has caused the rise of food allergies, food sensitivities, rise in child obesity- which are just a few of the harmful side effects of the food manufactures created. It is time for us to implement change. I am a food artisan that creates allergy free products that are made in a sustainable way. Through my own experience with rare food allergies, I have learned how to cook in a way that is inclusive for all diets. Through food education, recipes, and products I support the gathering of all people around the kitchen table.


  1. Amy April 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    How is this corn free? Canned tomato sauce has citric acid which has the potential to be derived from corn. Is there a brand without citric acid that you use?

    • Elizabeth May 3, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply


      That is a great question! I had the same wonder about Citric Acid. A few companies have claimed that their Citric Acid is from CITRUS, not CORN….Eden, Muir Glen, and Candia have all made this claim. I use Candia when I can. It is hard to find, but it is possible! Always know that you are the best person to know your body, so please don’t try this brands if you are wary. OH, I also make my own sauce at times! Towards the end of the summer, we will be posting about this process!

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