I am the kind of person who likes to put sauce on everything. I put ketchup on my eggs in the morning and dip my French fries in bbq sauce. I even like to make my own mixes like barbeque sauce (BBQ) with mayonnaise added in (don’t doubt it until you try it!). I never really considered what was in all of these pre-packaged sauces until recently. Then, my sauce eating habits had to change.
When I began eating low carb I was surprised to find how many sauces were off limits. The amount of sugar in toppings is just astounding. I would have never thought something like ketchup would have so much sugar. So what are you suppose to do when you want a sauce to go with your food but just can’t have the carbs. Easy. Make your own sauce!
This recipe is not only super quick to make but it also lasts a while in the fridge. That means you can make a big batch and feel good knowing you have some tasty sauce anytime you need it. I just store it in a Tupperware container and grab a spoonful whenever something I’m eating needs a little extra flavor (this happens very frequently because, as I said before, I need sauce on everything!).
While I tend to stick to the basic version of this recipe, I have also tried adding some hot sauce to the mix for an extra kick. That’s right- low carb, spicy barbecue sauce is here! I highly recommend this if you are someone who craves that heat. However, you can just as easily add the spice later on so, as I like to do, make a plain batch of barbecue sauce and then mix in a little hot sauce as needed depending on what you are eating. Easy enough!
You can also add a little stevia or other low carb sweeteners to your barbecue sauce or pasta recipe to get that honey-esque sweetness. While, no, nothing can compare to real honey, you’ll be surprised how a little-added sweetener can bring out so many complex flavors in the sauce. Give it a shot!
So now you are well equipped with a barbecue sauce that is low carb, can be made spicy or sweet and tastes fantastic. What more could you need?!? Whip up a batch of this awesome sauce to slather on eggs, meatloaf, chicken or anything else you can imagine. This recipe is a winner.
- 6 ounces Tomato Paste
- 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Chili Powder (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan
Bring the mix to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally
Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes uncovered.
Once cooled, use immediately or store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one month.
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