Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! I have a super secret recipe I’ve had up my sleeve for two years now! A Whole30 BBQ Sauce Recipe. Since there isn’t a commercially-produced Whole30 BBQ Sauce that’s approved, people ask me ALL the time for a recipe. Well here it is, folks!

I am really looking forward to time together with my little family to celebrate – and of course, nom on some delicious clean eats! It’s been so crazy celebrating BEING a mom these last four years- I spent 22 years celebrating just the moms in my life! It’s a fun addition being celebrated as well 🙂

This weekend we are going to do a Mother’s Day barbecue with three generations of moms- I can’t wait! Especially in the south, when it starts to get warm, barbecue is what I crave! Now all you need is this Whole30 Barbecue sauce recipe, and you’re all set! I know I’ll be bringing it with me Sunday!

I think you will LOVE my recipe for barbecue pork shoulder – the sauce is out of this world amazing and totally paleo and Whole30 compliant. I’m obsessed. This will quickly become a summertime staple – I mean, what’s summer without some good ol’ BBQ?!

Your summer won’t be complete without this Barbecue sauce! Just because you follow a paleo or Whole30 diet does not mean you have to skip barbecue season! Right?

Interested in my favorite, Whole30 and Paleo approved sides for a complete Barbecue meal?

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OYW Whole30-BBQ-Sauce-Recipe

Whole30 BBQ Sauce Recipe


  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste ~ 2/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water, plus more if necessary
  • 1 1/4 cup pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove (or 1 drop therapeutic grade clove essential oil)

For the Barbecued Meat!

  • 3 pounds pork shoulder (you can also use beef brisket)


For the Barbecue Sauce!

  1. In a food processor or blender, mix together all ingredients except for the meat.

For the Barbecued Meat!

  1. Place meat in a crockpot, instant pot, or oven safe pot.
  2. Pour sauce on top. You can save some to use as a dipping sauce if you’d like! Be sure the meat is fully submerged, or it will dry out. Simply add water on top.
  3. Cook in crock pot on low for eight hours, choose the meat setting on your instant pot, or in the oven at 250 degrees for 6-8 hours.
  4. Serve and enjoy!


Want to save this Paleo + Whole30 BBQ Sauce Recipe to make later? Pin it here!