Making your own barbecue sauce, rather than using a commercial sauce, reduces the sodium content in this recipe. The sauce is very easy to prepare.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly coat an unheated small saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in the water, tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, chili powder, oregano and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, trim fat from meat. Cut meat into bite-size strips. Lightly coat an unheated large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat; sprinkle with salt. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until meat is slightly pink in center. Stir in the sauce and sweet pepper; heat through. Serve the meat mixture in toasted buns.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 17.3g 35% DV; carbohydrates 26.6g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 6.2g; fat 4.3g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 36.5mg 12% DV; vitamin a iu 282.4IU 6% DV; vitamin c 18.2mg 30% DV; folate 81.9mcg 21% DV; calcium 59.6mg 6% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 35.5mg 13% DV; potassium 327.2mg 9% DV; sodium 343.8mg 14% DV.