An easy BBQ sauce that can be made in minutes. It's perfect to serve as a dipping sauce for sweet potato fries or with BBQ or roasted meats, or just about anything that requires a delicious smokey BBQ sauce. It's kid friendly, my grandkids love it.
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Place all the sauce ingredients into a high-speed blender.
Blend on high for 10 seconds, then scrape down the sides of the jug with a spatula and blend again until you reach a smooth consistency. Adjust the amount of spices to your taste if needed.
Store in an airtight glass jar in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
Serve with sweet potato fries or with any meal that requires a smokey BBQ sauce.
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I use Medjool dates in my recipes, I like the flavour and softness of these dates. A bonus, there are no preservatives used with these dates. They blend easy when adding to recipes and give a slight caramel flavour.
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