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. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • 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; 4.3 g total fat; 1.2 g saturated fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 344 mg sodium. 327 mg potassium; 26.6 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 17.3 g protein; 282 IU vitamin a iu; 18 mg vitamin c; 82 mcg folate; 60 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 35 mg magnesium;