Real Food: BBQ Sauce

brother-marks-bbq-sauce“Barbecue is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.” –George Bernard Shaw


There. I said it. I needed to. I love it.

There is nothing better than to sit outside, smelling the charcoal burning, feeling the summer sun on your skin, and sinking your teeth into a pastured pork rib with caramelized BBQ sauce. Heaven.

As with most of my food loves, when I decided to cut refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup from my diet, BBQ sauce had to go. I tried so many homemade BBQ recipes that are out there and none really did it for me. They were too ketchup-y or too tomato-y, or too molasses-y. Most didn’t hold up to the grill correctly and served as nothing more than a dip.

BBQ sauce is not meant to be a dip. Just so you know.

Finally, only two or three weeks ago, I did it! I finally figured it out. It is sweet, caramelized nicely on the grill, has some spice but not too much and is sweet, as BBQ sauce should be, but it is mostly sweetened by fruit.

I hope you love it as much as I do (on everything).


  • 2 cups pure apricot (or peach) jam. Purchase only 100% fruit jam with no added sugar or any other ingredients. I use my own home canned jam but there are options at the grocer.
  • ½ cup ketchup. Read label making sure for no added high fructose corn syrup and only a very few ingredients.
  • ¾ cup raw local honey
  • ½ t chili powder
  • ½ t cumin
  • ¼ t cinnamon
  • ½ t garlic pepper
  • pinch sea salt


Combine all ingredients and enjoy on anything on the grill! We even barbequed hamburgers the other night because this sauce is just so good!

Elwin Robinson

Elwin Robinson is the Founder of Lion Heart Herbs, Europe's #1 Educator on the Taoist approach to Health, and #1 Supplier of High Quality and Affordable Taoist Tonic Herbs to the World.

Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.

Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.

Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.
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