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Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

Prep: 5 min | Cook: 30 mins | Total: 35 mins | Servings:16

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I am often asked what my favorite BBQ sauce is. I'm asked just as often where people can find MY BBQ sauce recipe. To be perfectly frank, I'm occasionally lazy and have slipped completely into the habit of purchasing BBQ sauce, having never attempted to crack the sugar-free BBQ code, myself. Having MADE lots of BBQ Sauces in my past, it's not something that I'm new to; I just haven't ever tried to remove all the sugar from it.

To my mind, a good BBQ sauce has some spice to it, a bit of smokiness, definitely some sweet, but above all, it should have TANG! There should almost be pain coming from the inhalation of its vapor. I LOVE a VERY strong and vinegary BBQ sauce.

The following recipe is somewhat toned down from what I would personally make (if you want to get closer to my personal preference, double the vinegar), but this recipe is by no means lacking in flavor. It's everything a good BBQ sauce should be, but without the unnecessary carbs!

All I can say is, don't knock it till you've tried it!

Note: Makes about 2 cups of sauce. Recipe is calculated for 16 two-tablespoon servings.
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IngredientsCaloriesFatProteinCarbsFiberSA'sNet Carbs
1 cup (256g)  reduced sugar ketchup (Buy Now) 8000160016
1 6-oz can (170g)  tomato paste13917327025
1 cup (239g)  apple cider vinegar (Buy Now) 0000000
1/4 cup (60g)  liquid smoke (Buy Now) 0000000
2 tbsp (24g)  brown sugar equivalent (Buy Now) 12080240024
2 tbsp (10.75g)  unsweetened cocoa powder24.52.252.136.253.6302.62
2 tbsp (16g)  new mexico chile, powdered (Buy Now) 50.242.721.928.85.4403.36
2 tbsp (14g)  smoked paprika40.461.822.107.845.1802.66
salt and pepper, to taste0000000
Totals (of 16 Servings):454.215.79g13.15g94.89g21.25g0g73.64g
Per Serving:28.390.99g0.82g5.93g1.33g0g4.6g *

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Method:

  1. Place all ingredients on the stove, in a small sauce pot, over medium-low heat.
  2. Simmer for about 30 minutes (stirring occasionally), or until the sauce has thickened appropriately (keeping in mind it will thicken when it cools). Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve!

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Posted by DJ on Mar 24, 2014, 04:46 PM EST
Rita, you could just use a chili powder. Just a standard "chili powder". That should do it!
 
Posted by Rita on Mar 23, 2014, 10:07 AM EST
I just want to let you know I ????? your site! ! You are AMAZING! Also, Amy suggestions to replace the chile? I don't have this at our store? Thanks!
 
Posted by DJ on Mar 01, 2014, 05:01 PM EST
Hi Unknown, I'm working on it. They started as a cute and fun idea, but I realize it makes things harder to read. The site gets better, every chance I have to work on it. Please be patient. I'm on the case! :)
 
Posted by Unknown on Feb 28, 2014, 07:05 AM EST
Disappointed with this site...very difficult to read the "fancy" colors. Do not LIKE!
 
Posted by DJ on Jan 28, 2014, 05:54 PM EST
Excellent Lisa! Thank you for sharing! I get comments about this sauce often on my Facebook page, but ... you're right. You're the first to post it on the actual recipe. Thank you for the vote! :)
 
Posted by Lisa on Jan 27, 2014, 10:59 AM EST
Hi DJ! I already posted a picture and comment on your FB page, but figured I'd add a comment here so if anyone is looking for a good BBQ recipe they will know it's delicious!! I will make it again and again. I think I'll keep it on hand in my fridge as regular bbq sauce is so high in sugar but I just love it! Thanks again for yet another great recipe!