BBQ Sauce (low carb)



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This is a great substitute for the high sugar BBQ sauce that comes in the bottle. It combines the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and spicy. Part of the secret is in what favor of soda is used. Black cherry makes up for some of the missing flavor that most similar recipes have.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 small can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 can (12 oz) diet black cherry soda – Splenda-sweetened*
  • 1/4 cup reduced sugar ketchup (if you can get sugar-free, use that instead)
  • 3 TBS spicy brown mustard
  • 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 2 TBS Jamaican scotch bonnet pepper sauce (I use Walkerswood)
  • 3 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (not regular paprika)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and use as you would normally use BBQ sauce, for all of your favorite recipes.

You can adjust for taste by adding a bit of vinegar, sugar-free sweetener (Splenda), or more pepper sauce, as desired.

*NOTE: Don’t use Nutrasweet, Equal, or any other sweetener containing aspartame when cooking, as exposure to heat causes it to break down and become bitter tasting.


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