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Chili-Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Atkins Chili-Barbecue Sauce
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 2 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup, chopped Red Onions
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 3 tbsp Vinegar (Cider)
  • 12 oz Light Beer
  • 1 3/4 cup Beef Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Arrowroot Starch


  1. In a medium-size heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Add onion, and cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in chili powder, and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in vinegar and beer; cook until almost completely evaporated, about 1 minute. Pour in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Increase heat to medium, and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook until sauce is reduced to 2 cups, 15 to 18 minutes. Dissolve 1 tbsp arrowroot in 2 tablespoons warm water. Add to the sauce, stirring constantly, and simmer until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, and serve warm with Texas Barbecued Beef Brisket (see recipe).  Sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container.  Each serving is 1/4 cup.

Cooking Tip

If you've tried this sauce and like it, try experimenting with herbs and spices to flavor it your way!

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)