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Southwestern BBQ Sauce

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(NC) - People love to gather around food, especially during barbecue season. Make your barbecue memorable by serving tasty, healthy dishes that will wow the crowd. This easy and unique Southwestern BBQ sauce will add a flavourful kick to your food thanks to the chipotle peppers and has less calories because it uses Splenda Brown Sugar Blend.

Southwestern BBQ Sauce
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Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil
  • 1 shallot (chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) molasses
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
  • 4 chipotle peppers
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) HP Sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) ketchup
  • One bottle of your favourite beer (341 mL)


Sweat off shallots and garlic in oil on medium heat until soft.

Add the chipotle peppers and cook for a few minutes.

Add all remaining ingredients, except for the ketchup.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the ketchup and cook for another 10 minutes on medium heat until the liquid reduces.


Pour the sauce into a blender and mix until smooth.

Serving Size: Makes 1 Litre Of Sauce

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