Let's Talk about Gluten-free BBQ!

Labor Day marks the start of BBQ season in the Atlanta area. When I say BBQ (barbecue), I mean food with barbecue sauce in or or on it – not a verb meaning “to grill”. In the South, barbecue means barbecue sauce is involved. Up North, the term tends to mean the activity of grilling food. Using sauce – BBQ or another type – may or not be involved.

bss_thickerAround oue house we love our Bone Suckin’ Sauce – Thicker Style. It’s gluten-free, MSG free, preservative free and all natural. It’s even free of high fructose corn syrup! This is fairly uncommon for ready-made BBQ sauces. Bone Suckin’ Sauces are simply amazing – to us anyway!

Check out the BBQ recipes on the Bone Suckin’ Sauce website. Just remember that all of their recipes are not gluten-free – just their sauces. Most recipes listed can easily be modified to be gluten-free, of course.

From the Bone Suckin’ Sauce website:

We are proud to annouce our products are always Gluten Free! We were just Honored by Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center. How fun! Even our wonderful Bone Suckin’ Yaki is less than 5ppm Gluten ~ We also say No to High Fructose Corn Syrup!

However, there are those that like to make their own BBQ sauce.  Check out these interesting  recipes by some very creative gluten-free bloggers:

  • Over at The Book of Yum, they created a few gluten-free, vegetarian BBQ dishes. I must admit I had never heard of wing-less BBQ tofu before. You’ll find some very interesting and tasty recipes over there, no doubt!
  • For a different approach to barbeque, the Whole Life Nutrition blog offers a sugar free, gluten-free and soy free Chipotle BBQ recipe. They even have a book with over 200 gluten-free recipes in it – devoted to helping people eat deliciously and healthy!
  • Elana at Elana’s Pantry created a barbecue sauce recipe that does not use sugar or agave. Now that is one amazing feat, to be sure!

Tell us about your favorite gluten-free BBQ sauce (or recipe for it) in the comments below!


7 thoughts on “Let's Talk about Gluten-free BBQ!”

  1. Sweet Baby Rays is listed as gluten-free (all varieties) in our Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide. Remember to always read the label as ingredients do change from time to time. Until the FDA rules on gluten-free labeling here, we have to continue to read labels unless something is clearly marked gluten-free.

  2. So, what are people thinking about regular products in stores that have modified food starch in them. I conditioned myself to avoid these products as if they had wheat – and i know i got sick a few times from things like bbq sauce with mfs. But now I read that mfs produced in North America is not made from wheat. Do folks think it’s safe to go back in the water?

  3. Since 2006, if modified food starch contained wheat, it would have to be listed on the label as such by law. It’s been a long time since I’ve come across MFS listing wheat as an ingredient but some are out there I’m sure. If something contains MFS I don’t avoid it unless it lists wheat on the label, or it contains gluten in another form, not related to the MFS. Most companies are switching to corn for their MFS, though you’ll see some that use tapioca as well.

  4. Since 2006, if modified food starch contained wheat, it would have to be listed on the label as such by law. It’s been a long time since I’ve come across MFS listing wheat as an ingredient but some are out there I’m sure. If something contains MFS I don’t avoid it unless it lists wheat on the label, or it contains gluten in another form, not related to the MFS. Most companies are switching to corn for their MFS, though you’ll see some that use tapioca as well.

  5. All of different types of Cookies Bar “B” “Q” Sauce is GF. http://cookiesbbq.com It has been our favorite for years when we lived in MN. It’s made in Iowa and we found some in Kansas around christmas and and bought out the grocery store.

    In Texas Rudy’s BBQ “Sause” is GF

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