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Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce

Lee Harrelson
Yield 2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Grilled chicken breasts dripping with this thick barbecue sauce can't be beat. The recipe calls for brown sugar for a classic sweet taste and includes less sodium than commercial sauces. For a version with extra smoky flavor, use Spanish smoked paprika.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups no salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons barbecue smoked seasoning (such as Hickory Liquid Smoke)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

Nutrition Information

  • calories 63
  • caloriesfromfat 4 %
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.7 g
  • carbohydrate 14.9 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 261 mg
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, and the remaining ingredients in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer. Cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently.