Paleo Bone Broth BBQ Sauce Recipe

Last Update: September 28, 2022

There’s nothing like a smoky, tangy, and sweet BBQ sauce to slather over your favorite cuts of meat or stir into a pot of tender baked beans. For this Paleo-friendly version, we start with our Grass-Fed Bone Broth, which is boosted with nutrients like collagen, calcium, and essential amino acids. When combined with fatty bacon, tart apple cider vinegar and mustard, and fragrant spices like paprika and garlic powder, you’ll have a new favorite condiment to reach for all summer long. Cooking for a crowd? Double the batch and freeze some for later!

Paleo Bone Broth BBQ Sauce

Yield: 3/4 cup
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


1 slice bacon
Half an onion, grated
1 cup Thrive Market Grass-Fed Bone Broth
¼ cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper1 tablespoon garlic powder, optional
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional


Sauté bacon in a saucepan over medium-high heat, until crisp. Remove and drain on a paper towel. To the bacon drippings, add onion and sauté on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until translucent. Stir in tomato paste, mustard, maple syrup, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne, until well blended. Pour in bone broth and whisk until smooth. Finally, chop the bacon and stir it into the sauce.

Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until sauce becomes slightly thickened and reduced to about ¾ cup; let cool. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Note: If you prefer not to use bacon, substitute 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for the bacon drippings.

Recipe by: Angela Gaines
Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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