BBQ Time! Whole30 Sauce and Rub

Summer is right around the corner so I thought I’d whip up some more BBQ Sauce. I actually just used the rest of a batch recently when I converted it to a barbecue-mustard sauce for a pork tenderloin. It was delicious! So I made more and wrote down the recipe this time. It was also time to make more BBQ Dry Rub. I’ll post all three recipes here in case you are craving wings and ribs like I have been!

These chicken wings were outstanding!
Summer time cooking

Bold BBQ Spice Rub

  • Servings: multiple
  • Difficulty: easy
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This is a dry rub that I made after another recipe referenced a brand of spice rub that I would have to order. I had most of these spices already in my cabinet so I just bought the rest and made my own. You can make as much as you want and then have it for the next time you make chicken wings and such.
Just double or triple the recipe to make as much as you need. I tried to keep it simple with just two measurements.


  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


Mix all ingredients in your favorite container and save for future use! *For wings: 2 1/2 tbsp of Bold BBQ Spice Rub with 1 1/2 tbsp of Arrowroot powder. Sprinkle onto oiled chicken and rub in well. The arrowroot will help keep the seasoning on. They turn out great every time!

Tangy Whole30 BBQ Sauce

  • Servings: multiple
  • Difficulty: easy
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This barbecue sauce has been adapted from other Whole30 barbecue sauces I’ve tried. My mustard version is at the bottom. I recommend making both! This barbecue sauce has been put on all types of meat and I recently used the mustard sauce on pork tenderloin and wings.


  • 7 pitted dates
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Put 7 Dates into hot water to soften them ahead of time.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes on medium/low until all ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Pour ingredients into a high powered blender and mix until completely smooth.
  4. Place sauce in your favorite container, refrigerate, and enjoy!
  5. *Mustard Barbecue Sauce*

  6. Place 1 cup of Tangy Whole30 BBQ in a large sauce pan.
  7. Add 1/2 cup of organic dijon mustard and stir well.
  8. Add 1 tbsp organic balsamic vinegar and stir well.
  9. Pour sauce into a container, refrigerate, and enjoy!

After all that, I should probably mention how I cooked the chicken wings so perfectly! I set the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and laid the spiced up chicken out on an oiled pan. Once the oven was ready, I put them in and set a timer for 40 minutes. I did not flip them. After the timer went off, I used my two barbecue sauces to cover the tops of the chicken thoroughly. You can really be liberal with the sauce. Then I put them back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Yum. Yum!


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