Barbecue Time!

Barbecuing this weekend? Reduce the sugar! How about getting a hearty serving of pulled pork and cole slaw down from 48 grams of sugar (!) to 5 grams? Use our barbecue sauce and cole slaw recipes to beat the sugar but still enjoy a delicious meal.⠀

Barbecue Sauce
Barbecue sauce, whether for dipping or for making up a mean batch of pulled pork is a sweet favorite. This recipe isn't sugar free, but it's seriously reduced sugar. A commercial barbecue sauce will run about 12g of sugar per 2Tbsp serving and many of the homemade recipes online start with ketchup (essentially a sugar sauce) and then have you add cups more sugar! Kidsweet™ Barbecue Sauce starts with plain tomato paste and has 2.5g of sugar per 2Tbsp serving. And let's not kid ourselves – who is going to use only 2Tbsp of barbecue sauce? Don't forget to make a batch of Kidsweet™ cole slaw, which goes great with everything barbecue.
  • 12 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1/4 c molasses
  • 1/4 c Kidsweet™
  • 1 c water
  • 1/2 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 t liquid smoke
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t white pepper
  • 2 t ground mustard
  • 2 t paprika
  • 1/2 t ground toasted cumin
  • 1 t onion powder
  • add everything but the powders to the pot and heat on medium-high.
  • mix the powders together, then stir.
  • simmer (covered!) for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent serious burning (some browning of the tomatoes is desired). Watch out, this sauce likes to spit.
  • makes 2c of sauce, about right for a 6lb. picnic shoulder.
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Barbecue Sauce
Cole slaw
Five minutes to delicious home-made cole slaw with the food processor! Not too sweet, not too sour, a perfect side for pulled pork with Kidsweet™ barbecue sauce.
  • 1 head cabbage outer leaves and stem removed, cut into eighths
  • 1 c mayonnaise
  • 4 t Kidsweet™
  • 1/3 c rice vinegar
  • 1/2 t celery seed
  • – Place cabbage chunks in food processor (do two batches for a small one).
  • – Add other ingredients.
  • – Run on slow speed until the cole slaw starts to stick to the side of the bowl. Make sure any large leaves aren’t escaping at the top and don’t overdo it!
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A bowl of delicious Cole Slaw with Kidsweet™