Summer is now in full swing and that means it’s time to celebrate the special men in our lives who have given us their love, support, and guidance. At The Paleo Diet, we love to mark the occasion with a family gathering to show our appreciation for all the dads in our lives. That means it’s time to fire up the barbeque and enjoy a Paleo feast. Finding the perfect sauce to marinate your meats can be a challenge when eating Paleo. This amazing recipe straight from The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook by Dr. Loren Cordain, will keep you healthy while adding flavor and zip to all your grilling choices. Now you can enjoy honoring your favorite dad while showing your love with fresh, healthy foods.
Paleo BBQ Sauce
2 pounds ripe roma tomatoes, quartered lengthwise and seeded
1 large sweet onion, cut into thin wedges
1 red sweet pepper, halved and seeded
2 poblano peppers, halved and seeded
2 teaspoons Smoky Seasoning *
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup fresh orange juice
½ cup raisins
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
In an extra-large bowl combine tomatoes, onion, sweet pepper, poblano peppers, Smoky Seasoning, and olive oil. Place vegetables in a grill basket on a grill rack directly over medium heat. Cover and grill for 20-25 minutes or until very tender and charred, stirring occasionally; remove from grill and cool slightly.
In a small saucepan heat orange juice until simmering. Remove saucepan from heat and add the raisins; let stand for 10 minutes.
In a food processor or blender combine the grilled vegetables, raisin mixture, vinegar, tomato paste, garlic, and cloves. Cover and process or blend until very smooth, scraping sides as needed. Transfer vegetable mixture to a large saucepan. Bring to simmering; cook to desired consistency.
¼ cup smoked paprika
4 teaspoons dried orange peel
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon dried basil
In a small bowl combine smoked paprika, orange peel, garlic powder, onion powder, cloves, and dried basil. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 6 months. Stir or shake before using.
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