Recipe: Skinny Barbeque Sauce

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There's nothing that says family cookouts better than a great barbecue, and every great barbecue starts with a delicious sauce. You can easily make this in advance and store in the refrigerator or freezer or even double the recipe to have extra on hand. If you've never made your own barbecue sauce, we highly recommend trying it for the great taste, high quality, and low calories and sugar compared to supermarket brands.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes
Yields: 12 servings
Serving size: 1/4 cup


  • 2 cups ketchup

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tsp char broil and grill seasoning

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 5 Tbsp light brown sugar

  • ½ Tbsp ground black pepper

  • ½ Tbsp onion powder

  • ½ Tbsp ground mustard

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer.

  3. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 10-15 minutes or until desired thickness.

  4. Serve immediately or store sauce in refrigerator or freeze for later use.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving (1/4 cup):
Calories: 64
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 17g
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 0g
Sugars: 16g
Sodium: 512mg
WWP+: 2