Basic Barbecue Sauce-low sodium

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Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

This is a very flavorful bq sauce that has approximately 250 mg of sodium for the entire 3 cups!!! Most store bought sauces have over 400mg of sodium per 1-2 Tablespoons.

This recipe was upgrade on 9/24/11 (For lower sugar use apple cider vinegar instead of balsamic vinegar)

Rating:
★★★★★ 8 votes
Comments:
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

BASIC SAUCE

1
15 oz. bottle of catsup (zero sodium)
1
8 oz can tomato sauce, no salt added (20 mg sodium)
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
1/2 c
molasses....160 mg sodium
1 1/2 tsp
mesquite or hickory liquid smoke....10mg sodium
1 tsp
bold & spicy mustard....60 mg sodium
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
cumin
1 tsp
onion granules or powder
2 tsp
garlic granules or powder
2 tsp
balsamicvinegar (use apple cider vinegar for lower sugar)
1 tsp
sraricha hot sauce or chipotle chili powder

BUTTERY HONEY SAUCE

2 c
basic sauce
1 stick
unsalted butter
1/4 c
honey

SOUTHWEST FLAVORS SAUCE

2 c
basic sauce
1 Tbsp
southwest spice rub-zero sodium
1 tsp
smoked paprika
1 tsp
chipotle chili powder for added heat if desired

SPICY MAPLE HONEY SAUCE

1 c
basic sauce
1/2 c
real maple syrup
1/2 c
honey
1 tsp
chipotle chili powder (no sodium)
1/4-1/2 c
finely chopped pecans, opt

How to Make Basic Barbecue Sauce-low sodium

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pour ketchup into med. sauce pan, add all ingredients. Simmer for about 30 min.
  • 2For BUTTERY HONEY sauce:
    Melt a stick of butter in small sauce pan, once melted add 2 c. of this low sodium BBQ sauce and 1/4 c. of honey. Stir and heat for about 5 min.
  • 3For SOUTHWEST sauce:
    Mix ingredients together and simmer for 5 min.
  • 4For SPICY MAPLE HONEY sauce:
    Mix ingredients together, simmer for 5 min. Add pecans when sauce cools.

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About Basic Barbecue Sauce-low sodium

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy