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Sugar-Free Pork Rub

Postby jkokes » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:06 am

Hey yall,

So the wife went on a sugar free diet. Does any one have a sugar-free pork recipe? Every reciepe I have has atleast brown sugar in it. :?

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Sugar-Free Pork Rub

Postby Davidtxs » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:25 am

(Adaptation of Art’s recipe)
For pork and chicken

Give this a try.

Yard Bird Rub

Amount Measure Ingredient
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1/4 cup kosher salt
¼ cup Splenda
2 Tbl onion powder
2 Tbl Spanish paprika
2 Tbl Chili powder
1 Tbl celery salt
1 Tbl fresh-ground black pepper
1 tsp freshly ground white pepper
1 tsp dried thyme


2 strips of thick bacon, chopped fine (or see note)
1 small onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 small can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 can (12 oz) diet (sugar-free) cola - Splenda-sweetened preferred
1/4 cup low carb (sugar-free) catsup, (or see note)
3 T mustard
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch ground cloves
Hot sauce to taste

Note 1: If you prefer to leave the bacon out, add 1-3 teaspoons of liquid smoke, to taste, near the end of the cooking. Alternatively, add some smoky flavor using 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, or chipotle powder to taste.

Note 2: If you can't find low carb catsup, leave it out, but add about a tablespoon of vinegar and some sweetener, to taste.

1) Fry the bacon in a saucepan - a 2 qt pan works well.

2) Add the onion and cook over medium until soft - 3-5 minutes. Add garlic at this point if you're using fresh and stir it for half a minute or so.

3) Add the rest of the ingredients, plus about half a cup of water. Stir well. 4) Simmer for 20-30 minutes. It will cook down a bit and flavors will combine. 5) Adjust the seasonings so you have the balance you want - you can add vinegar, artificial sweetener (liquid preferred), or hot sauce. (If it's too hot, adding more sweetener will tone it down.)

The recipe makes approximately 10 servings of 1/4 cup each. Each serving has about 3.5 grams of carbohydrate plus 1 gram of fiber.
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"I thought this sauce was very good. I am trying it on baby back ribs, browned on the bar-b-que and then slow cooked in the crock pot with the sauce. I made it according to the recipe. (capital T does mean a tablespoon not a teaspoon, and I thought it was the perfect amount of mustard and worcestershire sauce) I did not add any water. I am hoping that the slow cooking works, as is tasted great before I put it on. Thanks for the recipe! Here is one for low carb ketchup....... 1 small can tomato paste 1 small can tomato sauce 1 T (tablespoon) splenda 1 T vinegar It keeps in the refrigerator for a month, and is good!"
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Re: Sugar-Free Pork Rub

Postby jkokes » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:14 am

thank you!
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