Gluten Free Plum Barbecue Sauce and Steak Rub Recipes

It’s gilling season, and a good gluten free barbecue sauce (cross-contamination free) may be hard to come by, especially a barbecue sauce without tomatoes (allergies). However, I enjoy my Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce Without Tomatoes. This time, since I had some homemade plum sauce already made, I thought it would make a great gluten free barbecue sauce substitute, along with other ingredients and a good steak rub. It came out wonderful!  I’ll use it on broiled steaks, as well. I don’t know if I will ever make a plain steak again!

Gluten Free Plum Barbecue Sauce and Steak Rub Recipes


Gluten Free Plum Barbecue Sauce and Steak Rub Recipes

Tired of ketchup and bottled sauces full of chemicals? Try this gluten free barbecue sauce and steak rub for full-bodied flavored steaks.


    For the Steak Rub:
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons sea salt (I used pink Himalayan sea salt)
  • For the Plum Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free Plum Sauce
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free balsamic vinegar (I used Newman's Own Organics)


    To Make the Steak Rub:
  1. Whisk all together and coat steak with the rub (seasoned mixture).
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours up to 24 hours.
  3. To Make the Plum Barbecue Sauce:
  4. Mix the 2 ingredients above together.
  5. Remove steak from container and coat with mixture on all sides.
  6. Preheat gas grill to medium-high. Cook steaks uncovered. If using a standard barbecue cook over medium coals, uncovered.
  7. As an option, you can double this recipe and heat half in a sauce pan and thicken with a slurry of 1 1/2 teaspoons of corn or potato starch and 1 tablespoon water placed in the boiling sauce. Use it to top your steaks.


You can definitely add tomato paste or ketchup to the barbecue sauce, but it is good without it.

Ensure all of your seasonings are gluten-free, most are.

Steak Grilling Times: • 1/4" - 2-3 minutes, turning once • 1/2" - 4-6 minutes, turning once • 3/4" - 7-10 minutes, turning once • 1" - 10-14 minutes, turning once • 1 1/2" - 15-20 minutes, turning once

How to Broil Steak: • For broiling cook 3-4" from heat element. Use a cooking thermometer and cook until desire tenderness, turning once:

• Medium-rare: 135°F • Medium: 145°F

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