Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce, whether for dipping or for making up a mean batch of pulled pork is a sweet favorite. This recipe isn’t sugar free, but it’s seriously reduced sugar. A commercial barbecue sauce will run about 12g of sugar per 2Tbsp serving and many of the homemade recipes online start with ketchup (essentially a sugar sauce) and then have you add cups more sugar! Kidsweet Barbecue Sauce starts with plain tomato paste and has 2.5g of sugar per 2Tbsp serving. And let’s not kid ourselves – who is going to use only 2Tbsp of barbecue sauce? Don’t forget to make a batch of Kidsweet cole slaw which goes great with everything barbecue.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz can of tomato paste

  • 1/4 c molasses

  • 1/4 c Kidsweet™

  • 1 c water

  • 1/2 c apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 t liquid smoke

  • 1/2 t salt

  • 1 t white pepper

  • 2 t ground mustard

  • 2 t paprika

  • 1/2 t ground toasted cumin

  • 1 t onion powder

Directions

  1. add everything but the powders to the pot and heat on medium-high.

  2. mix the powders together, then stir.

  3. simmer (covered!) for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent serious burning (some browning of the tomatoes is desired). Watch out, this sauce likes to spit.

  4. makes 2c of sauce, about right for a 6lb. picnic shoulder.

tags: Sauces, Low sugar,