Low-Carb Living ~ Smoky Low-Carb Barbecue Sauce

Friday, August 17, 2012

With #1 son camping out in my basement, he has taken over a lot of the cooking -- that means most everything is being grilled -- no complaints from me. He is doing so well on the low-carb diet and inspiring me everyday with his creations. Last weekend he wanted some BBQ sauce to slather onto ribs -- YUM. I dug out my trusty copy of 500 Low Carb Recipes book by Dana Carpender -- this was excellent. He plans to do ribs again this weekend :)

Smoky Low-Carb Barbecue Sauce
Dana Carpender’s 500 Low Carb Recipes
(Printable Version)

1/4 cup butter
1 small onion
2-3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups water
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
6 ounce can tomato paste
1 Tbsp liquid smoke

Chop onion and garlic in food processor until well minced. Saute onion and garlic in butter until softened in a medium pot. Mix in all the other ingredients except the tomato paste and liquid smoke into onion, garlic mixture. Bring to a light boil, then simmer 20 minutes. Whisk in the tomato paste and liquid smoke. Simmer an additional 10 minutes. Makes about 2-1/4 cups of very yummy sauce. Can be frozen .

Per 2 Tablespoons: 61 Calories; 5g Fat; 1g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs