Barbecue Sauce

Makes 42 servings.


1 tablespoon canola or extra virgin olive oil
1 cup onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 beef bouillon cubes
½ cup hot water
3 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste, divided use
1 cup SPLENDA® Granular
¾ cup Worcestershire sauce
¾ cup Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons liquid smoke, hickory flavored
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Tabasco (plus 1 teaspoon for a spicier sauce)


1. Place oil in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic. Saute over medium heat until translucent (approximately 2 to 3 minutes).
2. Mix the bouillon and water until partially dissolved. Add bouillon mixture and all remaining ingredients to the saucepan. Stir well using a wire whisk.
3. Simmer, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Stir frequently. Refrigerate overnight in a non-metallic container. Sauce is best if prepared a day before using. Keeps well, refrigerated, for 1 week.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 15
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0
Saturated Fat 0
Dietary Fiber 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 135mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

Exchanges Per Serving: Free

Additional comments:

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