Saturday, February 18, 2012

Quick & Easy: Barbecue Sauce

Oops! The last morsel left for a pic!
Found this online as I needed to make some quick for country-style ribs I cooked.  Again, used the basic recipe as a guide in what to use, but not necessarily the measurements called for.

1-1/2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce [didn't have - used ketchup]
1/3 cup lemon juice
1-1/2 Tblspn brown sugar substitute [used Splenda brown sugar]
3 Tblspn cider vinegar
2 Tblspn low-sodium worcestershire sauce
2 tsp minced garlic
1-1/2 tsp prepared mustard
3/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper

1.  Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

2.  Brush over chicken or pork while grilling or broiling.

Exchanges: [not listed]
Calories - 6                         Sodium - 5mg
   Calories from Fat - 0       Total Carbs - 1.2g  [net carbs same]
Total Fat - 0.0g                       Sugar - 0.5g
   Trans Fat - 0.0g                Protein - 0.1g
Cholesterol - 0mg



  • Well, right off the bat, no tomato sauce - substituted ketchup.  And instead of measuring I just poured enough into the saucepan until it looked like an amount sufficient for the ribs.
  • Again, same with the lemon juice - probably ended up using 1/4 cup.
  • Skipped the minced garlic and prepared mustard
  • Added enough ground red pepper until I thought it tasted spicy enough.
  • Definitely a hit as it has a sweet, tart and spicy flavor!

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