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Sugar-Free Barbecue Sauce

July 3, 2020

What’s better to put on top of ribs, grilled chicken or a pulled pork sandwich than barbecue sauce? Unfortunately, barbecue sauce is a repeat offender in the sugar department. Common ingredients include ketchup, maple syrup, brown sugar and molasses. Do your smile a favor and opt for this sugar-free barbecue sauce:



• 3 6-ounce cans of tomato paste

• ½ cup chopped onion

• 2 garlic cloves

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 2 tablespoons equivalent of sugar substitute

• 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

• 1 ½ tablespoons yellow mustard

• ¾ teaspoon garlic powder

• ¾ teaspoon onion powder

• 1 teaspoon liquid smoke

• 2 bouillon cubes dissolved in ½ cup water



1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.

2. Add the bouillon in water to the saucepan and bring to a boil.

3. Reduce the heat and add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring often.

4. Optional: Once the sauce has simmered, set aside and cool completely. Add the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth.


Note: This sugar-free barbecue sauce will keep in the fridge for about a week and can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 months in an airtight container.