Posts Written On July 18, 2020

My Kamado Joe’s New Best Friend – Primal Kitchen’s Hawaiian Style BBQ Sauce

When I complained to my husband Ryan about the fact that we can’t go out to eat, I was truly meaning it. Of course I miss the restaurant foods, especially BBQ! How can we make charcoal grilled steak, pulled pork, and lamb chops like the ones we eat at a professional BBQ place? No way. But! I was wrong. Because Ryan got a Kamado Joe’s! Yes, the big red baby. It is pretty pricy, but he loves it, and we use it everyday. So if you ask me is Kamado Joe’s worthy of the price? I will say yes for sure. From then on, I don’t miss BBQ restaurant at all. We tried steaks, ribs, whole duck… all come out amazing! And how about a pulled pork sandwich? I think we need a great BBQ sauce.

Primal Kitchen gives us a perfect solution when we find they have a Hawaiian BBQ Style Sauce, making our smoky pulled pork a nice tropical flavor, so yummy.

But what if you don’t have a Kamado Joe’s or if you don’t like pulled pork? Hawaiian BBQ Sauce is still a great sauce that you can use for many other things. Let’s take a closer look about this fantastic sauce.

Hawaiian Style BBQ Sauce

Add a little “aloha” to pulled pork or cauliflower bites with PRIMAL KITCHEN® Hawaiian Style BBQ Sauce! This island-inspired sauce is USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Whole30 Approved® and Certified Paleo…and full of flavorful ingredients like organic pineapple juice and coconut aminos. Braise and glaze for huli huli chicken, or slather on salmon.

Take a tropical taste-trip to Hawaii with PRIMAL KITCHEN® Hawaiian Style BBQ Sauce! Infused with island-inspired, mouth-watering ingredients like coconut aminos, organic pineapple juice, and natural smoke flavor, this succulent sauce is savory and sweet. Slather onto gluten-free buns with cooked cubed pork for a Polynesian-fusion bao bun, baste grilled meats, or switch up a pineapple turkey teriyaki burger with this smoky, full-bodied sauce. USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, this versatile sauce is made without high-fructose corn syrup, and is Whole30 Approved® and Certified Paleo.

  • USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Whole30 Approved®, Certified Paleo
  • No High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Using this sauce for a Paleo and Whole30 Lettuce Cups

The quick, five-ingredient (seasoning and cilantro aside) Whole30 and paleo lettuce cups recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe when you’re short one time, bothered from your commute, and starving. Simply chop a bell pepper, brown ground pork, stir together a few other ingredients, and dinner’s done. Primal Kitchen Hawaiian-Style BBQ Sauce accents the unctuous ground pork and sweetness of the red bell pepper and pineapple with smoky, savory, Island-kissed flavor. Scoop straight from the skillet, or pile atop of lettuce leaves, and devour.

Paleo and Whole30 Lettuce Cups

Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits (no sugar added)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Primal Kitchen Hawaiian-Style BBQ Sauce
  • Butter lettuce, cleaned and separated into cups
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add ground pork. Break meat up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook meat until browned, stirring frequently, about 4–5 minutes.
  • Remove meat from skillet and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Add diced red bell pepper to skillet and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add pineapple tidbits to the skillet and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add pork back to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir. Pour in BBQ sauce, and stir well.
  • Serve the pork in lettuce cups. Sprinkle with cilantro, and serve.

Nutrition Info (per serving; about 3 ounces of the meat mixture):

Calories: 270

Carbs: 10 grams

Fat: 16 grams

Protein: 21 grams

Nutritional information calculated using Cronometer.

About Mark Sisson & PRIMAL KITCHEN®

Mark Sisson, New York Times bestselling author, media personality, ex-endurance athlete (5th place USA Marathon Championship, 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish) founded the PRIMALKITCHEN® brand in 2015. He has been educating the world on nutrition and the benefits of fat and protein for the last decade via his blog,

With the launch of the PRIMAL KITCHEN® brand, Mark Sisson delivers on his mission to create uncompromisingly delicious condiments, sauces, cooking oils, collagen peptides and pantry staples that are made with fats we love and clean ingredients, and contain no dairy, gluten, grain, refined sugar or soy. PRIMAL KITCHEN is the maker of the #1 condiment in natural grocery, the #1 salad dressing brand in natural grocery, and #1 product in six key condiment categories in natural grocery: mayo, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, steak sauce, ketchup and avocado oil.  As Mark would say, Eat Like Your Life Depends on It, because it does. Learn more at