This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Heinz brands of ketchup are gluten-free. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce is gluten-free.
"You can grill on anything.... When I was traveling around the world researching 'The Barbecue! Bible,' I saw people grilling in hubcaps, and the barbecue was great."
-Steve Raichien, Barbecue Guru
Barbecue sauce is a funny thing. Religion for some and with good reason. The complexities of making a good sauce are debated endlessly. This healthy recipe relies heavily on the brown sugar and jam to create a caramelized glaze on whatever you decide to use it on.
Sugar adds calories, plain and simple. If you are really watching calories there are a lot of sauces out there with fewer calories that are actually pretty low in sodium. I use them actually more often than I make my own. I look for ones that are low in both calories and sodium. One of my recent favorites is Arriba!® Fire Roasted Chipotle Bar-B-Q Sauce. Full of flavor, 1/4 cup has only 20 calories and only 300 mg sodium.
Worcestershire is a county in England. The sauce was, however, developed in India by Englishmen and originally bottled back in Worcester, England (hence the name). It contains vinegar, molasses, cloves, anchovies, tamarind, chili peppers, shallots, garlic and onion among other things. It has a great flavor and the low-sodium versions are indistinguishable from the traditional Worcestershire sauce.
1 tsp. low-sodium Worcestershire sauce = 5 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0 mono fat, 0g protein, 1g carbohydrates, 20mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 8 | Serving size =1/4 cup sauce
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.
This healthy barbecue sauce will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.
|1 cup||low-sodium ketchup|
|1/4 cup||apricot jelly|
|1/4 cup||dark brown sugar|
|1/2 cup||cider vinegar|
|1 Tbsp||Worcestershire sauce|
|1/8 tsp||hot sauce|
|1/8 tsp||garlic powder|
|1/2 tsp||dry mustard|
|1 tsp||chili powder|
|1 tsp||ground black pepper|
Mix all ingredients together in a blender and chill overnight.
Serving size = 1/4 cup sauce
Servings = 8
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 90||Calories from Fat 2|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||10%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 22g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||2%|
|Vitamin A 10%||Vitamin C 11%|
|Calcium 2%||Iron 3%|
|Vitamin K 1 mcg||Potassium 188 mg|
|Magnesium 11 mg|