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For us Diabetics that love sauce

post #1 of 11
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I am currently on a VERY LOW carb diet to get my sugars under controll.

This spring I was really wanting some BB ribs, but if I am going to eat ribs, I WANT MY SAUCE.

Well my loving wife found this recipe someplace on the net. At first I was not willing to try this. She made the effort, so I did.icon_eek.gificon_redface.gif

It was very good. Give it a try.

Low carb BBQ sauce
·2 strips of thick bacon, chopped fine (or see note)
·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, (or see note)
·3 T mustard
·1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
·1 pinch ground cloves
·Hot sauce to taste
Note 1: If you prefer to leave the bacon out, add 1-3 teaspoons of liquid smoke, to taste, near the end of the cooking. Alternatively, add some smoky flavor using 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, or chipotle powder to taste.

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

1) Fry the bacon in a saucepan - a 2 qt pan works well.

2) Add the onion and cook over medium until soft - 3-5 minutes. Add garlic at this point if you're using fresh and stir it for half a minute or so.

3) Add the rest of the ingredients, plus about half a cup of water. Stir well. 4) Simmer for 20-30 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.)

The recipe makes approximately 10 servings of 1/4 cup each. Each serving has about 3.5 grams of carbohydrate plus 1 gram of fiber.


post #2 of 11
That sounds like a good sauce low sugar or not! Thanks for sharing!
post #3 of 11
Thanks for sharing this with us. I was recently diagnosed as being a diabetic so it will come in handy for me.
post #4 of 11
I just finished up my 2nd bottle of this sauce and I'll be making another batch this weekend. Thanks so much for this great recipe.

For those watching aspertame input, I was able to sub tea for the soda, still tasted great.
post #5 of 11
being an insulin dependent diabetic I am going to give that a try ty
post #6 of 11
Oh wow, sorry to hear that Dawn... I hate it when I HAVE to change my eating habits. That's hard to do...
post #7 of 11
If you are watching the Aspartame, Diet Rite sugar free does NOT have that as the sweetener.

Any other flavors of pop used? Black cherry or cherry cola?
post #8 of 11
thanks for the sauce i also am a diabetic
post #9 of 11
Thanks for sharing. I will make some of it this weekend. The doc told me to get my sugar numbers down too.
post #10 of 11
Thanks for the recipe; being a Diabetic myself I am always looking for sugar free or reduced sugar recipes, Thanks againPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #11 of 11
just a note, always remeber that the carbs we eat are as important as to how much sugar. Been diabetic long time
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