Easy Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce Recipe for Summer Cookouts

When it comes to BBQ, nothing says “yum” like a delicious homemade sauce that combines bold flavors and a hint of sweetness. That’s exactly what you’ll get with my Primal BBQ Sauce recipe. This sauce is not just tasty, but it’s also healthy as it is made with all organic and gluten-free ingredients.

I first discovered this recipe while traveling in Hawaii where I sampled some of the best barbecued meat dishes ever. The sauce was so good that I begged the chef for the recipe. After tweaking it slightly to suit my taste buds, I now present to you Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce Recipe – one of the best sauces you’ll ever taste.

My sauce is ideal for several BBQ dishes such as pulled pork, brisket, steaks, or even as a dip for fries. The recipe is easy to follow and makes enough sauce for several meals. And the best part? You can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge for future use.

So whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ party or simply looking for something to spice up your weekend meal, my Primal BBQ Sauce has got you covered. It’s time to break out your grilling gear and add some sassy flavor with Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Jones' Primal BBQ Sauce
Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce

If you’re a fan of smoky, rich and tangy barbecue sauce, then you’re in for a real treat with Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce Recipe. This sauce is made with all the classic bbq sauce ingredients – like tomato paste, garlic clove, apple cider vinegar, and mustard – but it’s also got some twists of its own.

For one thing, it’s made with the best organic ingredients from Primal Kitchen, a brand that is dedicated to delivering high-quality food products that are healthy and sustainable. Primal Kitchen’s unsweetened bbq sauce has become famous for being a low-carb and keto-friendly alternative to traditional sugary sauces.

Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce is also gluten-free, which means that anyone can enjoy this delicious sauce without worrying about any allergic reactions or health complications. With all the harmful chemicals and preservatives found in commercial bbq sauces these days, it’s important to choose a healthier option.

And let’s not forget the taste! The blend of sweet maple syrup, tangy tomato paste, savory tamari, and smoky paprika make this sauce perfect for pulled pork, beef brisket or even poured over some grilled vegetables.

But what really sets Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce apart from all other bbq sauces is its versatility. You can use this sauce as a marinade for grilled meats or as a dipping sauce for crispy chicken wings. It’s also amazing on Hawaiian-style bbq dishes or just slathered onto your favorite steak.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a flavorful and healthy bbq sauce that will wow your guests at your next barbecue, then look no further than Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce Recipe. It’s the perfect blend of traditional and modern-healthy eating, making it the best bbq sauce around!

Ingredient List

 This sauce is so good, I could drink it straight from the bottle.
This sauce is so good, I could drink it straight from the bottle.

As I gather the ingredients for Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce recipe, I make sure to choose only the best quality ingredients. Here’s what you will need:


  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

I also recommend using organic and gluten-free options when possible, such as using Primal Kitchen’s unsweetened BBQ sauce for a low-carb and keto-friendly recipe. In our kitchen, we always use organic unsweetened ketchup and tamari for a healthier twist on classic BBQ sauces.

Make sure to have these ingredients on hand before starting the recipe to ensure that you end up with a delicious BBQ sauce!

The Recipe How-To

 Perfectly balanced flavors make for an unforgettable taste experience.
Perfectly balanced flavors make for an unforgettable taste experience.

Now, let’s dive into the heart of this recipe — the primal BBQ sauce itself. I promise it will be worth the wait.

Ingredient Preparation

Before diving into making Jones’ primal BBQ sauce, you should make sure you have all your ingredients ready to go. This sauce recipe comes together quickly and easily, but you don’t want to be caught off guard as things start to heat up on the grill.

Make sure you have the following ingredients at hand:

Making The Sauce

This part is super easy, no worries if you’ve never made a BBQ sauce before. In fact, there are only two steps!

Step One: In a small/medium-sized bowl, whisk together all the required ingredients.

Step Two: Let the sauce cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour for maximum flavor infusion.

And that’s it! Once your sauce has had time to marinate and chill, it’s ready to pair with any meat of your choice. But trust me when I say that Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce recipe is especially delicious on pulled pork or a beef brisket that smoked for hours.

One last thing before we end this article – make sure to store any extra sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks for future use.

Substitutions and Variations

 A sauce that will take your BBQ game to the next level.
A sauce that will take your BBQ game to the next level.

Now let’s shake things up a bit and talk about some substitutions and variations you can make to this primal BBQ sauce recipe.

First off, if you prefer a sweeter BBQ sauce, try using honey instead of maple syrup. It will add a slightly different flavor profile to the sauce, with a beautiful golden color.

If you’re on a low-carb or keto-friendly diet, substitute Heinz ketchup with sugar-free ketchup to reduce the carb count. You can also mix the BBQ sauce with some ranch dressing for a tangy and creamy flavor.

For a delicious steak sauce, simply reduce the amount of vinegar added and increase the Worcestershire sauce. You’ll end up with a dark and savory sauce that brings out the best in grilled beef.

If you’re looking for more heat, add more pepper and paprika to give your BBQ sauce some kick. On the other hand, if you prefer mild flavors, decrease these spices and add some onion powder.

You can also get creative with this recipe by adding different types of mustard or tamari to change up the flavor. Experiment with different ratios until you find what works for your taste buds.

Lastly, for a Hawaiian-style BBQ sauce, add pineapple juice instead of apple cider vinegar and increase the amount of tamari added. It’s sure to transport your taste buds straight to the beaches of Hawaii!

Overall, this primal BBQ sauce recipe is extremely versatile and welcomes creativity. Play around with substitutions and variations until you find your perfect blend!

Serving and Pairing

 Add a little sauce to your life and you won't regret it.
Add a little sauce to your life and you won’t regret it.

When it comes to serving and pairing your delicious primal BBQ sauce, there’s no limit to what can be done. The versatility of this sauce makes it ideal for a variety of dishes including pulled pork, steak, beef brisket, and even Hawaiian-style BBQ chicken.

One ideal pairing for this sauce is with pulled pork. The tangy and sweet flavors complement the smoky taste of the meat, creating a perfect match. The best way to serve the pulled pork with this sauce is to toss the meat in the sauce before serving or simply drizzle it over the top.

Another great pairing for this sauce is with steak. Whether you prefer your steak cooked rare or well-done, adding some of Jones’ BBQ sauce can take your dish to a whole new level. The savory mustard and sweet maple syrup flavors in the sauce are an excellent complement to the deep flavor of a juicy slab of beef.

For those on a low carb or keto-friendly diet, try using this sauce as a dip for vegetables or as a dressing for a salad. You can also mix it with ranch dressing to make a delicious BBQ ranch that pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or pork.

If you’re looking for something more classic, you can also use this sauce as a dip or spread for burgers, hot dogs, or sandwiches. It’s an excellent substitute for ketchup or other BBQ sauces that are too sweet or too spicy.

Whether you’re cooking up something classic or experimenting with new dishes, Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce is the perfect addition. With its organic unsweetened ingredients, gluten-free status and unique combination of bold flavors, this sauce is sure to make any meal unforgettable!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Made with love and care, just like grandma used to make.
Made with love and care, just like grandma used to make.

If you’re planning on having a big BBQ feast, then you’re going to want to make sure that your Primal BBQ Sauce is ready to go before the day of the event. The good news is that this recipe can be easily made ahead of time and stored for later use.

Once the sauce has been cooked, allow it to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, but be sure to give it a good stir or shake before using it again.

If you have any leftover sauce that you don’t think you’ll be able to use before it goes bad, then consider freezing it instead. The sauce can be frozen for up to six months, which means that you’ll have plenty of time to use it up.

When it comes time to reheat the Primal BBQ Sauce, simply add it to a small pot and warm it over low heat. Be sure not to boil the sauce as this can cause it to become too thick and lose its flavor.

By making your Primal BBQ Sauce ahead of time, storing it correctly, and reheating it properly, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious, homemade BBQ sauce anytime you want without having to start from scratch every time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This sauce is like a party in your mouth.
This sauce is like a party in your mouth.

When it comes to preparing the perfect BBQ sauce, there are a few things to keep in mind for best results. As an assistant to a seasoned BBQ chef, I have learned a few tips and tricks that help me achieve great outcomes every time. Here are some of the top tips that you should consider when making Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce Recipe.

Firstly, remember that the sauce needs time to meld together for optimal flavor. While it may be tempting to serve it as soon as possible, taking the extra time to let the flavors mingle can really make a difference in taste. Allow the sauce to rest in the fridge for at least a couple of hours before using it.

Another critical tip is to use high-quality ingredients. Since each component of the sauce is important to its overall flavor profile, it’s essential not to skimp on quality any step of the way. Using organic unsweetened ketchup like Primal Kitchen Organic Unsweetened Ketchup can elevate the quality of your homemade sauce compared with using a low-quality one from your grocery store’s shelves.

A common mistake many people make is assuming there’s no need to monitor their BBQ sauce as it simmers on the stove. What they fail to realize is too much heat or reduced liquid will affect the quality and taste of their sauce. Reduce heat towards the end and keep a careful eye on your sauce every five minutes or so.

Lastly, consider adjusting spice levels according to your taste preference when making this recipe. If you’re new to using spices or prefer mild flavors, start by adding minimal amounts and adjusting after tasting until you achieve your desired level of spiciness.

By following these tips, you’ll end up with flavorful and well-balanced Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce Recipe that will sure impress at your next backyard party or family dinner!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce Recipe is the ultimate sauce for your next barbecue. This sauce is a perfect balance between tangy and sweet flavors that will surely take your BBQ game to the next level. Whether you’re making pulled pork, beef brisket, or just grilling some steaks, this sauce will elevate your meal to perfection.

The versatility of this recipe allows you to customize it according to your preferences. You can add more mustard for a tangier taste or increase the honey content for a sweeter flavor. With the substitution tips provided, you can even make the recipe low carb, keto-friendly or gluten-free while still retaining its amazing taste.

In addition, using Primal Kitchen organic and unsweetened BBQ sauces in this recipe ensures that you have access to high-quality ingredients that are both healthy and tasty. The sauce’s flavors work as brilliantly with Hawaiian-style BBQ as it does with evergreen classic BBQ.

So why wait? Whip up a batch of Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce Recipe now and see how it transforms your barbeque into an unforgettable dining experience. Make sure you follow our tips for perfect results and make-ahead instructions so that you can enjoy this delicious sauce anytime.

Trust us; once you’ve tried this recipe, it will become your go-to sauce for all things barbeque-related. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends!

Jones' Primal BBQ Sauce

Jones’ Primal BBQ Sauce Recipe

This is a recipe I’ve come up with combining 2 other recipes. I give you a variation to use with catsup or tomato paste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 248.4 kcal


  • 6 ounces tomato paste or 3/4 cup catsup, with no high fructose corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 -2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 -6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, if not using catsup


  • Mix all ingredients and heat.
  • Use like you would any other BBQ sauce.



Serving: 307gCalories: 248.4kcalCarbohydrates: 51.6gProtein: 12.4gFat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 3543mgFiber: 8.8gSugar: 34.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Sauces
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Shara @The Bird BBQ

Shara loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when it comes to BBQ. She has been perfecting her craft for years and loves hosting backyard BBQs with friends & family. She often comes up with creative recipes that her guests rave about.