Barbecue Sauce

This is spicy enough to cover for the extreme sweetness of many barbecue sauces. You may notice the flavor of molasses, but you won’t miss the calories and sugar.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup minced sweet white onion
  • 2 cups chili sauce
  • ½ cup tomato juice
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper


  • Heat the oil in a 1-quart pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, cover, and reduce heat.
  • Simmer for 45 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups of sauce. Cool and place in a jar. This will keep for two weeks when refrigerated.