New Use for Honey: Barbecue Sauce

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Here's a great way to use honey in moderation -- make it part of this delicious barbecue sauce!

Honey Barbecue SauceHoney Barbecue Sauce

Serves: 4
Serving Size: 1/3 cup


  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground anise seeds
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use – up to one week. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:

  • This recipe makes 4 servings. Each 1/3 cup contains 95 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g sugar, and 2 g protein.
  • Each serving also has 11% DV vitamin A, 11% DV?vitamin C, 1% DV calcium, and 5% DV iron.

Chef’s Tips:

  • Use this sauce like you would use regular barbecue sauce.
  • It tastes great on grilled fish, poultry, and vegetables.

Like what you see? Here's a free PDF handout that you can use as you see fit! Enjoy!

Honey Barbecue Sauce

This recipe is excerpted from Home Run Meals, a fantastic resource for healthful cooking. Check out these other great cooking materials in the Nutrition Education Store...

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