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 option:
- 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 bullion cubes
- ½ cup water
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.
- Dissolve the bullion cubes in water. Add the bullion in water to the saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring often.
- 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.