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BBQ Sauce

BBQ SauceDiabetic-friendly recipe for sweet and tangy, hickory smoke-flavored, tomato-based barbecue sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon canola or extra virgin olive oil
1 cup onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 cup hot water
3 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste - divided use
1 cup Splenda® Granular
3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons liquid smoke, hickory flavored
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Tabasco (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place oil in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic. Sauté over medium heat until translucent (approximately 2 to 3 minutes).
  2. Mix the bouillon and water until partially dissolved. Add bouillon mixture and all remaining ingredients to the saucepan. Stir well using a wire whisk.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Stir frequently. Refrigerate overnight in a non-metallic container. Sauce is best if prepared a day before using. Keeps well, refrigerated, for 1 week.

Makes 4 cups; 42 (0.75-ounce) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/42 of recipe; 0.75-ounce): Calories 15, Calories from fat 0, Total Fat 0, Saturated Fat 0, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 135 mg, Total Carbohydrate 3 g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 0 g, Protein 0 g.

Exchanges Per Serving: Free.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at