Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, Extension Educator in Lancaster County
What if you could make a quick, tasty barbecue sauce with 3 basic ingredients ... AND it would be lower in sodium than regular barbecue sauce recipes or purchased barbecue sauce. Here's all you need ...
- No salt added ketchup
- Brown sugar
For 1 cup barbecue sauce: Mix together 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) ketchup, 2 tablespoons mustard and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Double or halve these ingredients for more or less sauce.
- I added 1 cup of the mixture (the amount described above) to 1 pound of browned ground beef for the baked potato shown in the photo. This combination served 4 people.
- Reduce the sodium further by this substitution: 1 tablespoon prepared mustard = 1 teaspoon dry mustard + 2 teaspoons of vinegar (white wine vinegar works well)