A true southern treat. Thick, Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce. Combine with my “Grilled Steak” recipe for a authentic BBQ Beef experience that will fool a truck driver from Georgia. Great on top of NutLoaf also.

Recipe Directions

The tomato preparation is everything for this to be perfect. Lay a ripe tomato on it’s side and cut in half. You will have half a top and half a bottom from each tomato. I fill a whole tray in my Excalibur Dehydrator with the halves open face up. I run them until they are half done or maybe a litle more. Not dry at all! This makes about 2 cups.

Throw everything into the food processor and run until all chunks are completely gone. Be patient! It’s worth it.

You can add Garlic or more Cayenne if you like also.

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By chriscarlton

A true southern treat. Thick, Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce. Combine with my “Grilled Steak” recipe for a authentic BBQ Beef experience that will fool a truck driver from Georgia. Great on top of NutLoaf also.

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I'm making this on Monday (starting the process). Any idea how many tomatoes (what kind, etc...) and if i can't find fresh dates (which, i'm sure i won't be able to), can i used the dried ones? If so, how many? This sounds good. I'm going to make the BBQ Flax Crackers that someone else posted here. I'm making a double batch so that i can make some BBQ kebabs too! Yum!!!!

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That's okay, i missed my Monday date too :) My tomatoes are in the dehydrator now and i'll be making these later! Thanks, Daniefon!

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I posted the crackers recipe. I used dried dates and I used cherry tomatoes that I dried myself. I just measured and 25 tomatoes yielded 1 cup dried. Uh-oh, it looks like I missed your Monday start date!

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I'm making this on Monday (starting the process). Any idea how many tomatoes (what kind, etc...) and if i can't find fresh dates (which, i'm sure i won't be able to), can i used the dried ones? If so, how many? This sounds good. I'm going to make the BBQ Flax Crackers that someone else posted here. I'm making a double batch so that i can make some BBQ kebabs too! Yum!!!!

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Dates aren't dried, if on the vine, hard and bitter and left out they will ripen i.e. get darker and wrinkled.

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sound great i just moved to iowa from NC and i have been craving so goo raw bbq,Thanks!

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To find the 'Grilled Meat' recipe, just click on my user name or picture at the top right of this page and all my posted recipes are there.

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No this is not the grilled meat recipe !!! You must click here for it: http://www.therawtarian.com/recipes/407-grilled-meat-for-stir-frys-bbq-b...

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Although not from Georgia, my dad is a truck driver, so I know what you mean. Someday I want to try this out on him! :)

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I think maybe it is his "grilled meat" recipe on this site.

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Can I get your "raw grilled Steak" recipe! :)

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Sorry I really have no idea on the tomatoes. Depends on how large. I'm in a dry climate here also. 12-24 hours would be my best guess. Watch them!

In the UK we can get fresh dates from Iran. They are cheap, £1.59 for 1.45 pounds. They are also fantastic. From what I remember (2.5 years) you can get fresh dates in the US. I don't believe in any hard and fast 'eyeball' rule though, Check with the Manufacturer!!!

When I say fresh dates, I am not refering to the yellow ones. These are very sweet. They go off very quick if not kept cool. The bugs love them as much as we do.

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I can buy fresh dates but they are definently not dried. They are a light yellow color and still on the "stalk or branch" or whatever you may call it. They have a very bitter taste, so i think thats the reason that dates normally are dried, to make them sweeter and more eadible

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The dates I buy are labeled "fresh medjool dates". Are these raw?

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hi chris. this sounds absolutely divine!! i have a question about the dates though. ive read severel places that they aren raw, because they are dried/dehydrated at a very high heat to get the desired sweetnes, and that some of them are rehydrated so they arent bone dry but moist. Is this true? i asked a friend whos in the know and he said that unless they are labelled sundried, and have a whiteish film on them,they arent raw. What are your view? My local grocer have theese really nice dates but they are not sundried and i want to be as raw as i can.

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hey chris, about how long do you dehydrate your tomatoes? just approximately...i know it can vary a bit depending on location, elevation, etc

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