Diabetic Barbecue Sauce

"This barbecue is great for everyone and just happens to be a good diabetic recipe as well. Great for the gatherings where someone in the group might need to watch and won't single them out!"
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  • Combine all ingredients; bring to full boil.
  • Simmer 20 minutes.
  • Serving size= 1/4 cup, free food.

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  1. This recipe is a "Keeper". It is nice to see a recipe for BBQ sauce that does not have a Ketchup base with its high sugar content. I plan, today, to make this recipe in a large quantity and store it in my fridge for use this summer. For persons with diabetes, the only item which might be suspect is the Tomato Sauce. Although there may not be sugar added to this product, by its very nature, there is occurring sugars, simply because it is "tomatoes". It is impossible to eliminate sugars completely from a diabetic diet; it just requires stricter monitoring. Thank you for this one, I plan to add it to my Cook Book and include it in my personal "Diabetic Ready-Reference-Recipes"
  2. I made this yesterday to serve with roasted pork loin. It was a winner! My husband loved it. I did add 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with water and cooked an additional few minutes to thicken.
  3. I found the original recipe too vinegary, so I had to add a little bit of molasses, brown sugar and ketchup to make it taste better. I also added garlic, reduced it down a lot more and added corn starch to thicken it. It turned out well, and with a lot less sugar than a typical BBQ sauce. Would make a great marinade, too.
  4. While the goal is certainly to have a sauce that is both low in sugar and low in carbs, it should not be low in taste. I made this recipe following the directions exactly. It just has no flavor and I will not make it again.
  5. I cooked this longer than indicated in the recipe so it would thicken up more. It's good, but I don't think barbecue sauce when I eat it.


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