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Easy Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Store bought Barbecue sauce typically has about 12 or more carbs per 2 Tbls serving enough to ruin your day’s allowed total. This recipe  has a much lower carb level enabling you to enjoy Barbecue on your low carb diet.

Healthy Low-Carb Barbecue Sauce

You may have noticed that nearly all store bought barbecue sauces contain high-fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, or sugar as first or second ingredients, this makes pork ribs or grilled chicken into a high sugar meal.
This low-carb BBQ sauce has about 8 grams of carbs per quarter cup due to the carbs from tomatoes and the bit of molasses. (The molasses is optional) use on ribs, chicken, or beef that alone have zero carbs, and you can enjoy your barbecue guilt free.

Yield 3 cups


1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 can (28 ounces) tomato sauce

1/4 cup olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced fresh or jarred

1/2 cup minced fresh onion

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 tablespoons grandma’s molasses

2 tablespoons prepared mustard

1/2 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon onion powder

4 tablespoon SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

In medium saucepan over medium heat, heat oil, then add onion, garlic, and chili powder,  stir for 2-3 minutes. Then Stir in tomato sauce, molasses, vinegar, mustard, pepper, salt, onion powder, 4 tablespoon SPLENDA® and stir frequently for 15 minutes, keep heat low so as to avoid boiling.

Remove from heat and cool before storing in the refrigerator.


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