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Recipe of the Week: Barbecue Sauce

Summer is here and that means it’s grill time! 

Save calories by using this recipe as a marinade or sauce. Your taste buds and waistline will thank you. 


  • 2 cans of tomato paste (6-ounce cans)
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup zero calorie sweetener such as Stevia or Splenda
  • 1 tablespoon liquid hickory smoke
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 ½ cups water 


  1. Put all ingredients in a pot. 
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  4. Let cool then store the sauce in the fridge in an airtight container. It will keep for about a week. 

Makes 6-8 servings. Count each serving as free.