Homemade Barbecue Sauce {Refined Sugar Free}

Bottled barbecue sauce is convenient yes. BUT artificial coloring, flavors and high fructose corn syrup are not the healthiest to consume. Buying barbecue sauce made with all natural ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup can cost you a pretty penny for a small bottle!

If you or your family enjoy barbecue sauce on a regular basis, making your own is worth it! It’s easy and not at all time consuming either.

 

 

All ingredients need to do is come to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes until it thickens. Top over pork loin, pour over chicken in the crock pot or make shredded pulled pork sandwiches and smother it with this delicious sauce.

I’ve made this twice and the first time I tried using honey. It tasted great but the color was more or less still ketchup color looking and I knew my family would say it didn’t look like barbecue sauce. So using molasses is the key here. The rich deep flavor and dark color make the sauce more typical to the bottled versions out there.

 

 

Homemade Barbecue Sauce {Refined Sugar Free}

 

Homemade Barbecue Sauce {Refined Sugar Free}
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: ¼ cup
  • Calories: 72
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Sugar: 10.6g
  • Sodium: 256mg
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Homemade Ketchup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion or onion powder
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • optional 2-3 dashes hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a sauce pan and stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat.
  4. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until desired consistency.
  5. Makes about 1½ cups.
Notes
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 2

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Leilani says:

    Nice recipe! But…. have you read the ingredients on Worcestershire sauce? Its full of crap… corn syrup, soy bean oil, caramel coloring… or do you have a natural brand? Curious. I make my own bbq sauce and I omit worcestershire.

    • Yes, The brand I like is linked directly to the website to find it, it’s in blue, just click it.

      • CAN MAKE YOUR OWN WORCESTERSHIRE 1″ PEICE OF GINGER GRATED, 2 CLOVES GARLIC.BRUISED ROUGH CHOP,6 tSP WHOLE CLOVES,4-3/4 C VINEGAR,1/4 tSP CAYENNE PEPPER,1 tSP SALT, 2 CUPS MOLASSES, 2 TBLS OIL OFF THE ANCHOVIES ( OPTIONAL) TASTES FINE. PUT ALL INGREDIENTS IN SAUCE PAN COVER BRING TO BOIL THEN SIMMER 20 MINS,REMOVE FROM HEAT ,LET STAND OVERNITE. STRAIN AND BOTTLE!.CAN USE RIGHT AWAY BETTER WITH AGE.I HAVENT TRIED CANNING IT YET BUT SURE I CAN!..ENJOY!…j

  2. How long would you say that it can hold in the fridge?

  3. I just made this and I find the amount of apple cider vinegar to be a little too much. The only way I knew to cut the vinegar taste was to add brown sugar. However, the sauce is good and I have been looking for a good barbeque sauce for a long time. Thanks a bunch.

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