Saturday, May 19, 2012

Low Sugar BBQ Sauce

2 strips of thick bacon, chopped fine
1 small onion, minced
3 clove garlic, minced
5 oz can tomato paste
12 oz can diet Dr. Pepper or diet root beer
1/4 cup reduced sugar ketchup
2 TBSP yellow mustard
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 pinch ground cloves
1 tsp MDP's seasoning
1 cup water

Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add bacon. Cook until the fat renders out and drain off as much grease as possible. Add onions and garlic and cook about 2 minutes to caramelize. Add all remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Cook on low heat, uncovered, 1 hour. It should be reduced by about half and real thick when. If you like a thinner sauce, cook about 30 minutes to give the onions time to full cook, but leaving some of the liquid content.

This makes about 2 pint jars of sauce, and if you fill canning jars with the hot sauce and put right into the fridge, they will seal and be good for about a month in the fridge (these can NOT be kept in pantry storage unless you pressure can).

Assuming you use the EXACT quantities and brands that I used, this recipe yields:
2 pint jars, 4 cups, 64 tablespoons
My nutrition calculations per 1/4 cup are:
24 calories, 4 g carbs, 1g protein, 1g sugar

Try this with some recipes like:
Crockpot Brisket
Crockpot Pulled Pork
Beery Good Baked Beans

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