Making your own sauce can be very good if you want a healthy lifestyle. A lot of calories and fats come from sauce alone. A lot of people think if they make homemade healthy food it is okay to put store bought sauce on it and it would still be good for you. Yes of course it would be better than not homemade food but my point is if you want to take it to the next level let’s start making our own sauce too! I think it tastes better too!
Check out my favorite recipe to use with this sauce – Paleo Sloppy Joe recipe.
This whips up in minutes and is really flexible. I love it on pulled pork, ribs, sloppy joes, hamburgers, chicken and more!
- 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tsp Mustard
- 1/3 Cup Honey (or Vegan sweetener of choice, such as agave)
- 2 Tbl Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Real Salt
- 3/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
Add all ingredients to a medium sized saucepan and whisk together.
Bring to a simmer over medium/high heat.
Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until sauce has thickened to desired consistency.
Store in an airtight container. Will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.