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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sugar Free BBQ Sauce!

Most store bought BBQ sauces have a whopping 30-50 grams of sugar!!! That's insane! The other day when planning dinner I came across a great barbecued cabbage recipe that called for BBQ sauce. Because tumors Feed on sugar- I figured that the recipe was out. But- after some research online I discovered that the key to sugar free sauce is DIET COLA. I'm not an advocate of soda, or "diet" anything- but it's a small amount, it won't feed the tumor, and I'll get to use up some of the cabbage from our garden. It turned out DELICIOUS, so here's the recipe....

  • 2 strips bacon, chopped fine
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (6oz) tomato paste
  • 1 can diet cola (preferably splenda-sweetened)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (sugar free)
  • 3 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup water

NOTES: if you want the sauce to be vegetarian, omit the bacon and sub 1-3teaspoons of liquid smoke or an extra tablespoon of smoked paprika.

1. Fry the bacon, remove from pan, dice - and then add back to the pan with the sauteeing onions

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to a pan. simmer for 20-30 minutes

*You are going to think that the sauce is too "tomatoey"...but trust me, once it cooks down it will be perfect!

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