Delicious homemade anti-inflammatory barbecue sauce recipe to brighten up your holiday

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died serving our country, but it is also a day that marks the beginning of summer and the vacation season. School is out, people flock outdoors, and cooking on the grill never sounded better.  This is my favorite homemade anti-inflammatory barbecue sauce recipe. I have made it so many times that I don’t always follow a recipe. Even with a little variation, it always turns out delicious. Many people like the convenience of prepackaged sauces; however, they are not only inferior in taste, but are also full of a wide variety of chemicals, additives, preservatives, and excess sugar and salt. Don’t be intimidated. Make your own, and taste the difference.
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Anti-Inflammatory Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Course Condiments, Sauces


  • 4 cups of tomato sauce
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • ½ Tbsp mustard seed
  • 1 Tbsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • honey to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp molasses optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan, excluding the sherry.
  • Adjust the amounts to personal taste and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add the sherry (this helps to keep the flavor).
  • Simmer for at least 1 hour.


If using this sauce while grilling, use half the barbecue sauce to marinate the meat for at least 4 hours or overnight.  Save the rest of the sauce to baste while cooking and for the finished meal.
Keyword Anti-Inflammatory, Condiment, Sauce


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