BBQ Sauce

  • 5MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 10KCAL

Step away from the BBQ Sauce bottle as our slimming-friendly version is a fab replacement if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Easy Peasy BBQ Sauce pinchofnom.com
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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories10
  • Carbs1.6g
  • Protein0.5g
  • Sugars1.2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

We love BBQ Sauce, but like many of our favourite things, it’s not very slimming friendly. There are already a lot of BBQ sauce recipes out there but this is our version and our favourite…not that we’re biased or anything!

This is the same BBQ Sauce recipe we use for our Hunters Chicken and Pulled Pork but it’s so good we thought it deserved a recipe of its own.

Our BBQ Sauce is perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers so you can use it as a sauce, marinade or a tangy dip, basically however you like!

What diets is this BBQ Sauce suitable for?

This BBQ Sauce recipe is suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets if you use a veggie suitable Worcestershire Sauce.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this BBQ Sauce recipe?

You need to count 0 Points per portion of this BBQ Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Green.
You need to count 0 Points per portion of this BBQ Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
You need to count 0 Points per portion of this BBQ Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make BBQ Sauce?

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Franks Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce – Available at most supermarkets

Schwartz Perfect Shake BBQ Classic Seasoning. However, if you don’t have this you can use any BBQ seasoning.

We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

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You can grab Sukrin 1 over on Amazon UK.

Another alternative you can pick up is Natvia

How many calories are in this BBQ Sauce?

There are 10 calories per serving (1 tablespoon) in this BBQ Sauce, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This BBQ Sauce is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions and garlic until the onions are soft.

Step 2

Add the tomato puree and tinned tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes on high, stirring frequently.

Step 3

Add in the rest of the ingredients, lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, the sauce should thicken nicely.

Step 4

If the sauce seems a bit too thick just add a tiny bit of water and stir well.

Step 5

You can use this sauce as it is or if you prefer a smoother BBQ sauce just blitz it in a food processor until you get the desired consistency.

Step 6

You can make this in advance, just put it in a sterilised airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use.

What recipes can I use this BBQ Sauce with?

Chunky Chips pinchofnom.com
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Hunters Chicken pinchofnom.com
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Pulled Pork pinchofnom.com
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  • 1HR 10
  • 395KCal

How do you know when this BBQ Sauce is ready?

The BBQ Sauce should be cooked until it has become rich and thick – this will take around 20 minutes.

How long can you keep BBQ Sauce in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of BBQ Sauce in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze BBQ Sauce?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

We suggest freezing it in an ice cube tray so you can pop out a portion sized amounts to defrost when you need it. Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat BBQ Sauce?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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BBQ Sauce

Step away from the BBQ Sauce bottle as our slimming-friendly version is a fab replacement if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 10
  • Carbs 1.6G
WW Points
  • 0 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • ½ lemon juice only
  • 1 tbsp Schwartz Perfect Shake BBQ Classic Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce or veggie equivalent
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Franks Buffalo Wings Pepper Sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp granulated sweetener
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions and garlic until the onions are soft.
  2. Add the tomato puree and tinned tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes on high, stirring frequently.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients, lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, the sauce should thicken nicely.
  4. If the sauce seems a bit too thick just add a tiny bit of water and stir well.
  5. You can use this sauce as it is or if you prefer a smoother BBQ sauce just blitz it in a food processor until you get the desired consistency.
  6. You can make this in advance, just put it in a sterilised airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use.

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clare gristwoodMonday 22nd July 2019

Is it the red hot buffalo sauce ???? ????

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    Emma TWednesday 25th September 2019

    Hi Clare,

    You can use whichever hot chilli sauce you fancy! ????

    Reply

kellyMonday 24th June 2019

Can you use reds buffalo wings sauce instead of the one listed. are they the same, i couldnt find the one in the recipe in tesco

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    CateWednesday 26th June 2019

    Yes you can 🙂

    Reply

NaomiTuesday 8th August 2017

Can this be frozen?

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