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-Sweet Southern BBQ Sauce-
Well, as I am sure y’all know by now, I am a southern gal! We live here in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. And if you know anything, you know Texas is known for BBQ! We do love our BBQ here!
My husband makes a mean smoked brisket and amazing smoked chicken.
So having a BBQ sauce to dip our chicken or brisket in is a must. We don’t put our BBQ sauce on our meat, we have a dry rub for that, but we do have to have a sauce to dip it in.
But that’s not even why I created this sauce. I created it to put on Chicken BBQ Pizza! Yeah, it’s a thing and it’s amazing!!
I hope you enjoy this BBQ sauce! It works perfectly on plan for my fellow Trim Healthy Mama’s! It is an FP so you can use it for low fat or heavy fat meats! It’s a sweet spicy (but not hot) sauce.
I used the THM Gentle Sweet so you don’t have to worry about hidden sugars… and man, most BBQ sauces have tons of sugar in them! If you would like to purchase the THM Gentle Sweet, you can through my affiliate link here… THM GENTLE SWEET AFFILIATE LINKPrint
Sweet Southern BBQ Sauce
A sweet spicy, but not hot, bbq sauce that is perfectly delicious!
- 4 tbsp. of tomato paste
- 1/2 cup of water (if you like a thicker sauce use 1/3 cup of water and add a tbsp. at a time to get the thickens that you want)
- 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp of THM Gentle Sweet (if using Truvia or Pyure use 1 tbsp. spoon, if using Swerve or Xylitol use 2 to 4 tbsp.)
- 1/2 tsp of Allspice ( you can add more if you like it more spicy)
- 1/4 tsp of Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 2 to 3 dashes of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 a tsp of Liquid Smoke (I find this at my local grocery store in the BBQ Sauce aisle)
- 1/2 tsp of sea salt or mineral salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp of black pepper
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Heat up in a small sauce pan on the stove on medium low till heated through.
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Do you think you could make this (maybe double it) then put it and chicken in the crockpot to make a shredded chicken BBQ?
Oh for sure!!
That’s exactly what I do but I haven’t made it recently bc our bbq sauce has ketchup and brown sugar. I would make a double batch of the sauce, pour half over frozen chicken in the crock pot, and cook for about 6 hours. Not as good as over an open grill/smoker but a good weeknight meal or serves a large group.
Kaylyn Groves says
I started on my THM journey the middle of July, this year. I love your recipes and have used many of them, all were delicious! I just noticed today that you are in the Hill Country…so am I! I’m a transplant from N. Illinois and I love it here. I have settled in the Bertram area, where are you? Keep on publishing the great recipes.
How fun!!! We are in between Austin and San Antonio! 🙂
I assume it would be fine to double or triple the batch to make enough to keep on hand in the fridge? Will it last awhile like a bottle of store bought sauce or ketchup? Or will it go bad before too long?
Hmmm, I think it should last a week at least!!
Hello, do you have a nutrition label for the this BBQ sauce?
I am sorry, I don’t… 🙁
Hi Sarah I’m going to try this sauce I needed that southern cooking in my life my mom is from the south and her food was the Best I can’t cook like but I’m trying thanks let you know how it tast.
Oh I hope you like it!!! 🙂
Christy C says
Would you be kind enough to share your rub recipe? We smoke meat also but I’ve struggled with making my rub THM friendly.
I mainly use a rub called Anita’s that we get here locally. Or you can use garlic granules, salt, pepper, a little chili powder, onion powder.
I was looking for a barbecue sauce to use as a dressing for my salad and found this one. Very good and easy! One of my absolute favorite salads is just salad greens, leftover cooked chicken, Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, cucumbers and maybe some mini peppers with BBQ sauce over it all. So yummy! This recipe worked great! Although I’ll either not heat or make it ahead and chill it next time 😉
Brenda McGrain says
I used this sauce for pulled pork. No one knew it was “sugar free”. Everyone raved saying it was the best pulled pork ever. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
Awesomeness!! We love it!
I have recently resumed by quest to find a “clean” BBQ sauce and I’m liking what I’m seeing as far as the ingredients go. My question is, when you reference using Truvia or Pyure, can the amount also apply to other brands of stevia? Or just those two in particular?
You could try Sweet Drops liquid stevia… start out with just a few drops and taste, add a few more as needed.
I made your BBQ sauce tonight. I wasn’t sure how much Worcestershire sauce to use as mine has a regular bottle opening. It tasted a little odd but not bad. I also noticed that the ground mustard clumped. Maybe I need to add it before the sauce gets hot. I’m not a good enough cook to know what the sauce needs so my question is: how much Worcestershire sauce should I use?
Probably a teaspoon.
Jerri Hammonds says
I really enjoyed making this recipe! Instead of the water, I used diced tomatoes and it made a flavorful and robust sauce. Loved it so much!
We’ve made this recipe several times and love it! Well, I should say “almost” made – the first time I made this I tripled the recipe, but misread how much tomato paste to use, so it has higher proportion of tomato paste to everything else (I used 12 Oz instead of 12 tablespoons, so not far off but still more). It was so good though we’ve continued to make it that way, especially because we suspect otherwise it would be too spicy for our kids. Everyone we’ve made it for has loved it. We’ve used it on chicken, pork, beef, and turkey.
Awesome to hear!! Thank you!!
That looks delicious!