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Down Home Barbecued Beef
Yields 4 servings

1 slice bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2-1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 8 packets Equal® sweetener
or 1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful™
12 ounces thinly sliced roast beef
4 kaiser rolls (optional)

Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces; cook in medium saucepan over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or until almost cooked.

Add onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp and onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

Combine ketchup, apple juice, vinegar, mustard , Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; add to bacon mixture. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until flavors are blended, 15 to 20 minutes.

Stir in Equal® and sliced beef. Serve warm on rolls, if desired.

Microwave Directions: Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces and place in 1 1/2-quart microwavable casserole. Cook, uncovered, at HIGH 1 minute.

Add onion and cook at HIGH 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until bacon is crisp and onion is tender, stirring once. Combine ketchup, apple juice, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; add to bacon mixture. Cook, covered, at HIGH 4 to 5 minutes or until boiling. Cook at MEDIUM 8 to 10 minutes or until flavors are blended, stirring twice. Stir in Equal® and sliced beef. Serve warm.

Nutrition information per serving: 223 cal., 26 g pro., 16 g carbo.,
6 g fat, 70 mg chol., 542 mg sodium.

Food Exchanges: 3 Meat, 1 Bread.


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