Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauce List

Here’s a list of Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce Commercial Varieties

Why Put This BBQ Sauce List Together?
A lot of people have asked about gluten-free BBQ sauces and this is an attempt to put a lot of information in one place.

Is this the bible of Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce Lists?
NO!   Always read the label – ingredients and suppliers may change and always use common sense and remember the motto: When in doubt, leave it out.    This page includes information on gluten and words to avoid when seeking gluten-free BBQ sauces.





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What is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye and their derivatives such as malt or spelt.   Some people have strong allergic reactions to glutens and some of these people have what is clinically known as Celiac Disease. A set of universal dietary guidelines for Celiac Disease does not exist. The Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) uses criteria based on the latest scientific research and advice from its’ Medical Board of Advisors. For information about Celiac Disease please contact the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) at (818) 990-2354, via email at or on the web at  There are several good blogs out there for people wanting more info such as this one, I am Gluten Free, from a woman in Massachusetts who suffers from Coeliac Disease.

Words to avoid if you are looking for gluten-free products:
Farina, flour, caramel coloring, enriched flour, cereal, malt flavoring or extracts, monosodium glutamate (MSG)-may have wheat gluten in it, modified food starch, emulsifiers, stabilizers, distilled vinegar, semolina, durum, and triticale.


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  1. Cate D. Celiac says

    I am an unfortunate Celiac who can’t have corn either. I crave BBQ sauce and have yet to find one without corn syrup that still passes the celiac litmus test. My husband was tinkering and stumbled upon complete DIVINITY, I’m talking about BBQ sauce ecstacy! What companies are open to gluten-free, corn free BBQ sauce recipes? Does anyone know? This one is a winner.

    • Hi, Our sauce is deliceous as well as gluten free, no gmo’s no corn syrup or liquid smoke. It is vegan and a lot of other healthy things. No nuts or shell fish.

      • photochaser says

        Hi Cate, I’m also GF, no corn, no soy, no liquid smoke, no chipotle, no wine, no worstchesire sauce.
        finding it very difficult to find recipe. can you share some ingredients?

        Also for Jeri blender – you mention your sauce… but where is the recipe or what sauce is it?

        Thanks for any help!

  2. Hello Cate

    You need to try Grendeddy Daves BBQ Sauce in N. Carolina.
    All natural made with real honey. It’s excellent and has no preservatives.

    Scott Merritt

  3. Gayle’s BBQ Sauces are FAT FREE – TRANS FAT FREE – GLUTEN FREE – CHOLESTORAL FREE & have no saturated fats, preservatives or extenders!!

  4. Bob Wohlfeil says

    With a daughter in law recently digagnosed with celiacs disease, I set about creating a barbecue sause recipe to fit her dietary regiman. We have now hit upon that recipe. As soon as I find a bottler and commercial kitchen to produce the product, we will bring it to market in West Michigan. I would not be adverse to sending out some samples for taste testing purposes. My e mail address is above. Bob Wohlfeil

    • Daniel Hipsher says

      Hello. If you have not found a bottler I can help you. We bottle for over 75 different labels. Feel free to email me for more info.

  5. Grendeddy Dave’s BBQ Sauces use only pure honey, NO high fructose corn syrup. They are also gluten free.
    This is one of the best bbq sauces around. Check it out.

  6. i am into Gluten-Free diet because i am allergic to gluten. when baking bread, i always use Guar Gum or Xanthan Gum

  7. i have been in a gluten free diet ever since last year because i have food allergy.

  8. acnemelanie says

    i have an allergy to Gluten and most of the time i use guar gum or xanthan gum for baking. these gums are good substitute for wheat,

  9. You really should try Black Horse Sauces they are Gluten free, heart healthy. They have 6 cooking sauces and 2 syrups very good on anything that you cook it with.

    • Thank you. The only one I am familiar with is Cookie’s which I enjoyed when I lived in St Louis and could find it there. I have yet to find it here in Surprise, AZ.

  10. Rob Lessin says

    First launched in 1972, Robbie’s Natural Sauces have been delighting consumers with its all natural and guilt free tastes for over 35 years. The company was recently purchased and rebranded, but the flavors and formulas remain the same. Our new labels are eye-catching, whimsical and spell out what makes Robbie’s different.

    While there are other all natural gluten free sauces in the market, only Robbie’s sauces are also low sodium and low calorie. At only 30 mg of sodium per serving in their barbecue sauces, Robbie’s stands alone to serve the special dietary needs customer; including consumers with high blood pressure, diabetes and of course, wheat and gluten intolerance issues. I encourage you to turn over the label on others in this category and you will find that many of them have over 200 mg of sodium per serving.

    • Jim Downing says

      I began using Robbie’s Hot Hickory sauce when stationed in the DC area. Left there, now live in Alabama. Had to order Robbie’s over the phone, but always checked the website to see if the Hot Hickory was still available. Last I heard it was not. I’m ready to order another case, but can’t get to the website (no such thing anymore). Could you tell me who bought him out, if they have a website, and if not, a telephone number/email address. Thank you. Jim Downing, 256/828-9740. ( (Hazel Green, AL)

  11. Hey!

    You should try out Scott’s Food Products Texas Chuckwagon BBQ! It’s gluten free, and sweetened with honey. It’s kinda sweet, kinda bold, with lots of spices! Super tasty! They also make lot’s of other products, and the majority of them are gluten free 🙂

  12. Give Outta the Park BBQ Sauce a try. We just got our gluten test results back, and Outta the Park BBQ Sauce has less than 3 parts per million (ppm) of gluten detected. This qualifies as “gluten-free” under labeling guidelines where products must meet several criteria and have less than 20 ppm of gluten.

    Check out our website if you’d like to learn more and contact us via our website if you have a local retailer you’d like us to work with:

    PS: the gluten-free info isn’t yet on our website – the 3rd party lab results are hot-off-the-press.

  13. Russ & Frank’s All Natural sauces are gluten free and do not contain any corn syrup

  14. Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ sauces are gluten free and delicious.

  15. If you are highly allergic to dairy and wheat, and am intolerant of all gluten. I very, very highly recommend Organicville’s dressings and barbeque sauces(! My favorite is the Original… it is made with agave (a nectar from a cactus plant), no high-frutose corn syrup. Definitely a very good sauce, and a delicious one for celiacs, food allergic folks, and everyone else!

  16. Does anyone know for sure if “tate’s own” natural bbq sauce is gluten free. My son and husband have Celiac and I bought this tonite. It’s really good and doesn’t come out and actually list wheat, but there is Vinegar and natural smoke flavoring. It does NOT have much sugar and does not use High Fructose corn syrup. My family loves Sweet baby ray’s but all the preservatives, sodium, high fructose corn syrup etc. is not doing them any favors in regards to any kind of healthy eating.

    My son and hubby and thin, but I want to keep them healthy too.

    I could not find any info on who actually manufactures Tate’s Own.

  17. Tate’s Own is manufactured by Aldi Foods ( I filled out their customer service contact form to see if we can get to the bottom of this. It seems there should be an easier way to tell if Gluten-Free or not. At least, a “gluten” declaration like they do with Trans fats.

  18. We make the “tates own” natural bbq sauce and it is gluten free. We are pleased that you enjoy the sauce. We take pride in providing a great tasting BBQ!

  19. I have a vinegar/syrup based mop and/or marinade sauce out on the market called Wild n Mild. There are two flavors to choose from, the Wild Blend having a little more of a black pepper taste over the Mild Blend, which is the sweeter version of the two. Both products are gluten free and is truly a one of a kind tasting sauce. Customers all over the country have commented on the unique flavor it gives any kind of meat or vegetable that it is cooked with, and a must try for anyone who is looking for something new. Please checkout!

  20. our sauces are Gluten Free and we work alot with the various Celiac Associations.

  21. This list is horrible. All the of the BBQ sauces I clicked on are NOT gluten free. They have caramel coloring, modified food starch, and high fruitose corn starch all of which are contaminated with gluten.

  22. I took a closer look and here are my results.
    Gayle’s Sweet N Sassy Apple Cider Smoke has corn syrup, Modified corn starch which is often modified with gluten, as well as Caramel color. All typical offenders of the gluten free.
    Bullseye has a 404 error so I can’t see the ingredient list at this time neither does kraft have it on their site, but they do list that they use all natural ingredients so it is a good candidate to check.
    Sweet Baby Rays has corn syrup, modified food starch, and caramel color
    Grendeddy’s does not have an ingredient list and does not specify whether or not it is gluten free so it’d take a phone call to be sure, but since they do mention all natural chances are good they’re gluten free
    Scott’s is unknown they have no information on their site.
    Wild n Mild is another unknown as no information is given on their site.
    Butch’s is another unknown there is no information on their site.

    So your list is better than my first impression, I guess I just had the misfortune on clicking on the two that are not gluten free according to ingredient labels as well as clicking on the sites that didn’t have any information whatsoever.

  23. I didn’t know there were even g/f bbq sauces, thank you for letting me know.

  24. what defines gluten free, i saw heinz promote its ketchup as gluten free yet it uses distilled vinegar,and high fructose corn syrup.what are natural flavors and carmel color? do they impact those with celiac disease. i wanted to develop a chili that is gluten free but some of the ingredients include the following products; heinz ketchup open pit bbq, franks hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, pepper relish, deli mustard and a-1 sauce.

  25. Sara is right. I have had problems with Sweet Baby Ray’s. Does anyone know of a real list for gluten free barbecue sauce? I’d love to find one that is actually good, without compromising its taste by trying to also be extraordinarily healthy (low sugar, sodium, etc.) in addition to gluten free.

  26. Joe g.

    Caramel color tends to come from things like barley and wheat. Natural flavors are that wonderful grab bag that can have anything in it and it drives me crazy when they appear on a lable. Distilled vinegar as well as distilled alcohols are fine. Even if they started out as a grain base they have scientifically been proven to be completely free of all gluten. The distillation process takes out any impurities including gluten. It’s the low distilled ones like Whiskey that you start have problems with. Gluten free means it has lower than 20 parts per million. Problem is there are some things that are undefined such as malt extract. Some products list themselves as being gluten free while having malt extract. The FDA has not come out and defined this so companies can get away with it even though it can easily add 200 parts per million to a recipe by adding that malt extract which is most often made from barley, which will cause a reaction.

    High fruitose corn syrup and corn syrup in general sets off a lot of celiacs. I’m one of them. I cannot digest it at all and it will really hurt me, but I’m fine with corn, so whatever it is it’s in the corn syrup.

    Dave, I really like the bullseye line. They taste pretty good and are available everywhere and have no corn syrup or other offenders. I was actually quite impressed.

  27. Bull’s-Eye has modified food starch. But it’s gluten free?

  28. Yes it’s gluten free. It’s modified with tapioca starch instead of wheat. I have been using it for a couple of weeks no with no problems.

  29. Sara, Thank you for taking the time to explain the basis of “gluten free” for the time being I will pursue my “Joey G.’s Stadium Chili” to get it off the ground. I do intend to properly develop a beef flavored and vegitarian chili for those who suffer the ill effects of gluten based products. Thanks again. – Joe G.

  30. Good luck with your chili. I hope you find much success.

  31. Stubb’s BBQ sauce is also gluten free! Says so right before you read the ingredients in big bold letters, enjoy!

  32. Pork Barrel BBQ’s ( sauces are also Gluten Free!

  33. Brian,

    All Grill Master Chuck Sauces are All natural, No HFCS, No MSG and all are GLUTEN FREE!!. our sauces have sugar contents that range from 1 gram to 6 grams per serving. this is very diabetic friendly as well. Sodium it the lowest I have seen in a BBQ Sauce. Our Mustard base is the lowest. Look for some samples coming your way!!

  34. Grill Side sauces are gluten free,all natural and have no high fructose corn syrup. Just took 2nd place at the Great American BBQ sauce contest.

  35. Blenders sauces have been around since 1927. They are vegan as well as gluten free. There isn’t any corn syrup or liquid smoke. No fat and a sauce that is great on anything!Very rich and thick as well as unique and all natural! They can be found in whole foods and other stores that carry high end products. You can see on the web site. Great for grilling, as a marinade or to dip with. Blenders was famous for their restaurants in Kansas city and Arizona. Many gourmet chefs use it and are putting it on everything from pizza to sushi. The owner is happy to give you recipes.

  36. Daniel’s BBQ Sauces are gluten free, fat free, no added preservatives! We have been serving award winning bbq sauces for almost a century! The original won 1st place at the American Royal! And the Competition Blend #9 won 1st place and Grand Champion at the Great American! It is available in grocery and speciality stores or on line at

  37. Stubbs BBQ Sauce is another good one. It wasn’t in the GF aisle of my grocery store – it was on an end-cap near the usual condiments aisle. Wicked good taste, without the higher prices of GF name brands.


  39. Stubbs BBQ is NOT GLUTEN-FREE, ingredients are as follows;Tomato Sauce (Water, Tomato Paste), Distilled Vinegar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Molasses, Salt, Worcestershire Sauce Concentrate (Water, Salt, Molasses, Vinegar, Caramel Color [Contains Sulfites], Garlic, Monosodium Glutamate, Sugar, Chili Pepper, Spices, Natural Smoke Flavor, Mustard, Onion, Polysorbate 80, Natural Flavors [Spice Extractives]), Spices, Mustard Flour, Dehydrated Garlic, Smoke Flavor, Citric Acid, less than 1/10 of 1% Sodium Benzoate Added As A Preservative.

    I count 3 reactive ingredients

    • Thank you for your information! I had it wrote down as one I could get

    • Colin- I see molasses as a possible reactive ingredient. Which other are you counting? I’m am trying to understand this as my wife has celiac. Thanks.

  40. My wife is celiac and very sensitive to gluten. We have had no problems (gluten reactions) with Sweet Baby Ray’s, but we don’t like it because it is too sweet and uses high fructose corn syrup.

    I’d like to see a list of gluten-free AND hfcs-free BBQ sauces?

    The only one I’ve heard so far that is both gluten and HFCS free is Bulls Eye.

  41. I have a sweet jalapeno mustard that is gluten free. It is calle Jailhouse Jalapeno Brew. It’s not just a sauce, it serves vast array of culinary uses. I have just recently used the brew as an ingredient in cornbread, turned out to be very tasty !!

    Warm Regards,

    Kim Jones

  42. Grill Side Sauces are endorsed by the Gluten Free Checklist too.

  43. ShellyBean says

    Yeah, I don’t know about some of this information here, seems to be a bit mis-leading. Stubbs brand IS IN FACT, GLUTEN FREE! I just particularly don’t care for the taste. And where’s Open Pit included in the line of gluten free sauces written above? A poster also stated that only the Honey & Charcoal grill Open Pit flavors were gluten free? I’m confused now because I was told only their “Thick & Tangy” line had wheat added to it, which it should clearly read on the back of the bottle. I just had chiken with the onion flavored sauce slathered all over it last night thinking it was safe.

    I’ve already called the 1-800 number, but I think I will just fire off a quick e-mail.


    • One thing about lists and subjects like this, caveat emptor, as there will always be some misinformation.

      • ShellyBean says

        Yeah, thanks, I do realize that. What I don’t understand is why when I do a search of “Open Pit barbeque sauce, is it Gluten Free”, all the sites that seem to pop up on the first page are lisated with info at least 3-4 years old. I wasn’t being negative of your list at all. I appreciate sites like this. I had also commented on another page of yours where I believed you had listed Open Pit as being gluten free. But then again, that was probably initially written/posted more than a few years ago as well.

        I’m not really sure how search engines such as “bing & google” work, but why can’t the more updated sites pop up on the first page when requesting vital information??? My step is to somehow persuade these food companies to list ALL ALERGENS on their products. I mean it’s freakin’ simple. If an ingrediant is derived from corn or wheat, dammnit, LIST IT!! It’s just really frustrating.

        Thanks for your response.

        • They aren’t my lists, I am just a poster on this site as are you.

          I agree with you on the listing of allergens. My wife has Celiac and it is frustrating sometimes. But it has gotten better, albeit slowly.

  44. jennifer says

    I’ve used Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce for years. Made in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Hands-down my favorite. Diagnosed Celiac in 2008, along with daughter and sister. I’m pretty sensitive to cross-contamination and have never had a problem with this sauce. BTW – I don’t consider distilled vinegar to be a problem – it’s distilled.

  45. Are there any that are gluten free, yeast free and onion free?

  46. Annie’s brand! Annie’s has salad dressings and barbecue sauces, including a really great Chipotle BBQ and a Honey Maple that are certified gluten free.

  47. Walden Farms has GF, sugar free, calorie free BBQ sauce and it is great! Found it at Price chopper. 🙂

    • It’s just a shame that Walden Farms sweetens their products with nasty sucralose instead of something like stevia.

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