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Maple Barbecue Sauce

 Maple Barbecue Sauce
"Unlike many barbecue sauces, this recipe doesn't use ketchup, which typically contains sugar," says Debbie Purdue of Westland, Michigan. "The savory sauce, made with sugar-free maple-flavored syrup, gives unbelievable flavor to pork, chicken and spareribs. You won't miss the sugar at all.
14 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first 12 ingredients. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the
  • onion is tender. Stir in the syrup; cook until heated through. Store
  • in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Stir
  • before using. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1/4 cup) equals 23 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.