Homemade BBQ Sauce for Foil Packet Dinner


Homemade BBQ Sauce for Foil Packet Dinner


4 pitted medjool dates (soaked and drained)
3 ounces tomato paste
3⁄4 cups canned tomato sauce (plain)
1⁄4 cup pure orange juice (or fresh squeezed)
2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or sub soy sauce)
2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 1⁄2 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1⁄2 tablespoon Chili Powder
1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
2 cloves Minced Garlic
1⁄4 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
1⁄2 teaspoon Salt
1⁄2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. In a high-powered blender (Blendtec or Vitamix), add all of your sauce ingredients. Pulse or blend until very smooth. (A food processor will also work).
  2. Next, transfer your mixture from blender to a medium-sized pot and simmer for approx. 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool approx. 25 minutes. Then transfer to a contained with a lid.
  4. Store sauce in refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 weeks.