Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce & Rub

Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce

This is the season for cook-outs and picnics and the star of those events is often barbequed burgers, steak, and chicken. Here are two great recipes (Sugar free barbeque sauce & Sugar free barbeque Texas rub) that are bariatric friendly and easy to make.

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Ingredient for Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce

  • 2 strips of thick bacon, chopped fine (see note 1)
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 small can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 can (12 oz) diet (sugar-free) cola – Splenda sweetened preferred
  • 1/4 cup low carb (sugar-free) catsup (see note 2)
  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Hot sauce to taste

Preparation for Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce

1) Fry the bacon in a saucepan – a 2 qt. pan works well.
2) Add the onion and cook over medium heat until soft – 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic at this point if you are using fresh and cook, stirring for another half minute or so.
3) Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well.
4) Simmer over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes. It will cook down a bit and flavors will combine.
5) Adjust the seasonings so you have the balance you want. You can add vinegar, artificial sweetener (liquid preferred), or hot sauce. (If it’s too hot, adding more sweetener will tone it down.)

Note 1: If you prefer to leave the bacon out, add 1 to 3 teaspoons of liquid smoke to taste near the end of the cooking. Alternatively, add some smokey flavor by using 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika or chipolte powder to taste.

Note 2: If you can’t find low carb catsup, leave it out and add about one tablespoon of vinegar and some sweetener to taste.

This Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce recipe makes approximately 10 servings of 1/4 cup each. Each serving has about 3.5 grams of carbohydrate plus 1 gram of fiber.

Nutritional Info (per serving): Calories – 70; Saturated Fat – 1g; Cholesterol – 4mg; Sodium – 236mg; Total Carbohydrates – 10g; Dietary Fiber – 1g; Sugar – 3g; Protein – 3g.

Sugar Free Barbeque Texas Rub

Ingredients for Sugar Free Barbeque Texas Rub:

  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (more or less for hot or not)

Preperation for Sugar Free Barbeque Texas Rub

Mix ingredients together. Put them through a sifter if available. Rub into meat prior to grilling. For a sweeter rub, add non-calorie sweetener to rub prior to use.

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