Basic Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

6
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 Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Pour ketchup into med. sauce pan, add all ingredients. Simmer for about 30 min.
  2. For 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.
  3. For SOUTHWEST sauce:
    Mix ingredients together and simmer for 5 min.
  4. For SPICY MAPLE HONEY sauce:
    Mix ingredients together, simmer for 5 min. Add pecans when sauce cools.

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About Basic Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

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




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