Tangy BBQ Sauce Recipe
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Tangy BBQ Sauce Recipe

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If you can find sugar-free ketchup, use it in this recipe for a great tasting barbecue sauce that fits in sugar-sensitive diets. —Lynn Sawyer of Two Rivers, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 36 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large nonstick saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until sauce is thickened and reduced to 2-1/2 cups. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Tangy Barbecue Sauce in Healthy Cooking June/July 2008, p33

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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robling User ID: 3185062 169623
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"This is the only barbecue sauce that my family likes now!"

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