Why did we make BBQ sauce without tomatoes and spices from peppers?
(And, how the heck did we do it?)
First of all, it wasn’t easy. But KC Natural was founded on the idea that everyone should be able to enjoy the delicious flavors that made our city famous no matter what their dietary preferences or health challenges. That’s why we recently put out the first and only Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly BBQ sauce. Our “Mastodon” sauce is also the first Kansas City BBQ sauce to be certified Paleo Friendly by the Paleo Foundation. It’s been by far our most popular blend- a huge hit with non-Paleo folks as well. Its sudden fame inspired the recent creation of our brand new Primal Cherry AIP blend. It boasts a sweet and smoky flavor that’s fueled by the mouth-watering flavor of tart cherries, fresh carrots, blackstrap molasses, and apple cider vinegar.
Have you been looking for ‘healthy’ BBQ sauce?
We know: BBQ sauce isn’t supposed to be healthy – and it isn’t one of the four food groups (outside of Kansas City, where it’s the 5th one local doctors recommend a daily serving of). But seriously, KC Natural started as a way for people who read ingredient and nutrition labels, who have autoimmune disease or food allergens to enjoy BBQ sauce without feeling guilt.
Availability for both of our nightshade free BBQ sauces is growing every day as we create new relationships with stores and distributors nationwide. In the meantime, we are still a small business, so if you can’t find KC Natural products in your favorite store, email the grocery manager this KC Natural info sheet so they know how to stock KC Natural in their aisles.
Tomato Based Blends
If you don’t have an aversion to nightshades, but still want sauces with allergen free, quality ingredients, we have two amazingly delicious tomato based BBQ sauces – also Certified Paleo Friendly. Our Kansas City style “Backyard Blend” has a flavor profile that shows off the savory flavors that made our city famous. If you wanna get spicy, you will absolutely devour our Sriracha-Q Paleo Friendly BBQ sauce. This spicy fusion blends the flavors sriracha sauce lovers crave with the classic BBQ flavor of our Backyard Blend.
A personal note from the owner…
Every KC Natural recipe starts with real ingredients in my home kitchen – with a goal of unique, delicious flavor that health-conscious people can enjoy.
Without exception, every KC Natural product is made with high quality, non-GMO, naturally gluten-free ingredients. Each flavor profile intends to create an authentically delicious Kansas City BBQ experience. I write every recipe with the goal of creating something everyone can experience, no matter what their dietary restrictions or lifestyle. With the addition of our first-ever nightshade free Paleo AIP BBQ sauces, I hope we’ve cast the widest net possible for people who follow the strictest diets.
I started writing BBQ sauce recipes after realizing I had to eliminate gluten from my diet. It became my form of meditation, and fueled my interest in adapting to a healthier lifestyle. When I decided to create KC Natural, I knew there were gluten-free BBQ sauces, but most are full of high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, and a bunch of other ingredients we can’t pronounce. I also noticed that most all BBQ sauces use white vinegar, which is often distilled from wheat, which many people with celiac disease avoid. And using a store bought sauce robbed me of my love for creating recipes from scratch.
I realized through years of my own self-health education how many people are affected by food allergens and autoimmune disease – 1 in 5 Americans, actually. As more people have to be conscious of everything they put in their bodies, my goal is to make sure everyone has a seat at my dinner table – and hopefully yours.
If you haven’t tried our KC Natural BBQ sauces, you are about to be in for a treat that can be enjoyed on your favorite traditional BBQ recipes. But don’t stop there. You can get experimental, and use our products on offbeat food options, such as tacos, pizza, stir fry, breakfast scrambles, veggies- pretty much anything you can think of.
Want to locate KC natural products?
Now you’re excited to try them, aren’t you? (Thought so.) Simply visit our location page to learn how you can get your hands on our unique, mouth-watering flavors. And if you can’t find us at your favorite local grocery stores, please email your grocery manager this handy KC Natural product info sheet that lets them know who we are and how we can start stocking the shelves in their aisles.
And if you have any questions, comments, recipes to share, or simply want to say hi, just use this simple contact form to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you!
Thanks again for checking out our cool little Kansas City company. And happy grilling!