i should be mopping the floor: Sugar Free and Skinny Barbecue Sauce

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sugar Free and Skinny Barbecue Sauce

This Sugar Free and Skinny Barbecue Sauce is perfect over any meat! And guilt-free, y'all.

Sugar Free and Skinny Barbecue Sauce
Over the summer, I switched over to the Simply Filling Plan on my Weight Watchers diet. I've been on Weight Watchers for a couple of years now and was just ready for a change. I actually really like this plan better...and I've been more consistent with the weight loss, too. The only thing is that it can be a bit limiting with options...and some of my faves (barbecue anything) aren't on plan (no sugar, y'all...that can be a bummer to BBQ Sauce). So, I've been playing around for awhile and combined a few standard homemade barbecue sauce recipes to make a great sauce that is the perfect fix! I use it on everything...chicken, pork, beef...all the meats, y'all. Check out the recipe below.


Sugar Free and Skinny Barbecue Sauce
I think my *favorite* way to use this sauce is over chicken breasts. I'll pour some of the sauce over the chicken and leave it in the refrigerator for a bit before throwing them on the grill. Then during grilling, I baste a bit more.  

I do like to add a little extra Stevia to mine. I'm a big fan of The Salt Lick (I'm from Austin...can't help it!), and love their sweet barbecue sauce. While I know this one is not that sauce...the sweetness at least brings me a bit closer to it. 

Oh and where I've added "minced" to the recipe, be sure to mince as fine as possible. As crazy as this sounds, I throw my onion and garlic in the Ninja blender for just a second or two to get them as fine as possible. But don't blender them too long...you'll wind up with onion/garlic smoothie. Niiiiiiice.


Sugar Free and Skinny Barbecue Sauce
Sugar Free and Skinny Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 1 yellow onion, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • heaping tablespoon chili powder
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Stevia to taste (I use 2 teaspoons)
Sauté your onion in the oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Turn heat to medium and add garlic, soy sauce, cornstarch, dry mustard, cumin, Italian seasoning, and chili powder. Stir to combine and slightly cook over the heat. Add in tomato paste, beef broth, apple cider vinegar, and stevia. Stir to combine. Allow to simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. 

Freezes well. 


Sugar Free and Skinny Barbecue Sauce
This makes a a good size batch...but I often double it so I can freeze some for later.
 I just love sauce...and always have it on hand to grill something up.

Sugar Free and Skinny Barbecue Sauce
Are you as saucy as I am? ;)






11 comments:

  1. Barbecue sauce is one of my favorite. I can't wait to try this.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! I love it as a healthier option!

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  2. As a diabetic I really appreciate this recipe! And I know that one of my friends who is also diabetic and lives barbeque sauce will appreciate this recipe as well!

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    1. Oh Miki! I am so glad you like it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I know the dietary limitations can be downright frustrating at times!

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  3. I love this fantastic recipe! I love making barbecue sauce, I'd like to try your fantastic recipe.

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  4. I am a sucker for a good BBQ sauce - I need to try making this, I love that it is sugar free!!!!

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  5. I could definitely use this in my life. My whole family is diabetic, but we love BBQ sauce!

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    1. This is a great, healthy alternative! I hope you like it as much as I do, Janet. Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  6. This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweet. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, because we love to party with you! Happy Halloween~Lou Lou Girls

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