This tangy, spicy, smokey, homemade barbecue sauce may lack sugar but definitely packs a punch in the flavor department!
There are many homemade barbecue sauce recipes out there. My favorite is a recipe I developed a few year back which consists of all real food ingredients and of which I dubbed The Best Homemade Barbecue Sauce. And it is dubbed such because, well, it is the best! It is lip smacking good. My hubby loves it so much that he has literally sat there with a spoon and ate it plain that way!
Well, since I began doing Trim Healthy Mama, that oh so yummy barbecue sauce had to be removed from the menu because the honey therein is not conducive to weight loss. Major bummer!
Not to be deterred, I tried adding some THM Gentle Sweet and water in place of the honey. Much to my pleasure, it turned out AMAZING! Enter: the BEST sugar free barbecue sauce!
According to the numbers, this barbecue sauce is low carb and low fat, meaning it can be enjoyed on low carb and low fat diets as well as a Neutralific (or THM Fuel Pull) condiment in a low glycemic diet!
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Enjoy all of the tangy, spicy, smokey flavor of homemade barbecue sauce without a ton of sugar! Great for low glycemic living.
- 1 cup sugar free or low sugar ketchup (such as our Homemade Sugar Free Ketchup)
- ¾ cup raw apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup water
- 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon THM Gentle Sweet
- 1 tablespoon unsulphured blackstrap molasses
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons mineral salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon adobo sauce, optional
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Whisk together all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a soft-rolling boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
Sauce will thicken a bit as it cools. Once cooled, pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Please note that the honey substitute contains sugar alcohol (xylitol). This means that the net carbs for a single 2-tablespoon serving of this sauce is 3.
Nutrition facts are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used.