Bacon Bone Broth BBQ Sauce

Thank you Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post so I can share the recipe for this easy and tasty bacon BBQ sauce recipe - put it on your list to make for your next summer BBQ!

I know Fourth of July was last week but it seems like there are always multiple opportunities for BBQs in the summer season.  Whether it be over at a friend's house for a big gathering or keeping things simple at home one night there is nothing like some good ole BBQ in the heat of summer! While the grill at my house just kicked the bucket (sigh) I still recently made this new recipe for bacon, bone broth BBQ sauce and it tasted so good on a basic baked chicken drumsticks recipe that I know it would be perfect for meat on a real grill as well.

Come to think of it...we didn't use a grill for our 4th of July celebration with my family either. My Dad got a smoker this year and has used it as an excuse to smoke everything possible.  I have to say though...smoked meat tastes REALLY good so I don't mind.  I let my Dad take care of the meat and I just brought my signature sangria recipe for our 4th of July party. Yummmmm

ANYWAY. Back to the BBQ sauce.  If you don't have a smoker and you don't have a grill to infuse some real smokey flavor in your worries! This BBQ sauce has enough flavor on it's own to make your BBQ meal of choice taste delicious.

Most of the flavor from this sauce comes from starting the sauce by frying up some bacon and then cooking onions IN the bacon grease and adding a few drops of liquid smoke for that smokey flavor you may be missing from a grill or smoker. Besides a ton of flavor though this sauce also packs some added health benefits from using Vital Proteins Bone Broth Collagen in it!

The best thing about this bone broth is that it is powdered so you never have to worry about an open container going bad in your fridge.  Whenever you have a recipe that calls for a lot or a little bit of bone broth (you only need 1/2 scoop for this sauce!) you just mix together the powder with water and BAM. Bone broth ready to go. Bone broth is also known for improving digestion and enhancing bone heath from the collagen in the grass-fed, pasture raised cows it is made from.

I used my BBQ sauce to marinade chicken drumsticks overnight, and then simply baked them in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 degrees F the next day.  Super simple and easy - and paired with some baked kale chips it made a very healthy and really flavorful meal!

I kept some sauce as leftovers as well and it worked great as a cold BBQ condiment on it's own for a dipping sauce.  We recently got some kohlrabi from our local CSA farm share that we made into kohlrabi fries in my air fryer and oh my gosh.  Season those fries with a little chili powder and then dip them into this sauce?! SO GOOD! It has pretty decent macros for a BBQ sauce as well: get the full nutrition facts and recipe below and let me know if you give it a try!

Nutritional Information

This recipe makes about 10 servings at 2tbs (30g) each. Each serving is 46 calories with 10 grams of carbs, 0 fat, and 1 gram of protein.

Bacon Bone Broth BBQ Sauce
This bacon BBQ sauce packs ton of flavor to use as your next marinade or to dip your favorite veggie fries into! Recipe modified from Kettle and Fire.
    • One Slice of Bacon
    • 1/4 Cup Shredded Yellow Onion
    • 1 Cup of Ketchup
    • 1/2 Scoop (5g)Vital Proteins Bone Broth Collagen
    • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 4 Drops of Liquid Smoke
    • 2 Tbs Sugar Free Syrup
    • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
    • 1 Tbs Garlic Power
      Pan fry one slice of bacon in a large frying pan After the bacon is cooked remove from the pan and place on a paper towel and leave the excess fat in the pan. Add the shredded onion to the pan and sauté until soft - about 4 minutes stirring frequently.Combine the bone broth powder with 4oz of warm water and stir until combinedAdd bone broth and remaining ingredients to the pan and whisk until combined then bring to a boil over medium high heatChop bacon into small pieces and add back into pan and let sauce simmer on medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring frequentlyRemove from heat and use as dipping sauce, marinade, or however you prefer your BBQ!
      Prep time: Cook time: Total time: 35 MinutesYield: 10 Servings

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