What is a barbecue beef recipe for people with diabetes?

This low-carb recipe uses only a few ingredients to create a spicy marinade that infuses the beef brisket with barbecue flavor, perfect for people with diabetes. Beef is also a natural source for vitamin B12, which is important for a strong, healthy body.

Click below to watch chef Michel Nischan bake up this rich, barbecue-flavored dish.

Barbeque Beef Brisket


5 lb whole lean beef brisket, trimmed
pinch salt and pepper, to taste
3 tbsp roasted, chopped garlic cloves
1/4 cup light honey
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 cups drained canned tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp dried Chipotle peppers, seeded and finely diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


1. Trim any excess fat from the brisket, and season the brisket with the salt and pepper.
2. In a small bowl, combine the honey, vinegar, lite soy, tomatoes, and chipotle. Spread over the brisket. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
3. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
4. Transfer brisket and marinade to Dutch oven or heavy baking dish.
5. Bake, covered, 5 to 6 hours, or until brisket is tender. Sprinkle generously with freshly chopped cilantro and serve.

Makes 12 servings

Calories 367.8
Total Carbs 7.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
Sugars 7.1 g
Total Fat 15.8 g
Saturated Fat 5.6 g
Unsaturated Fat 10.3 g
Potassium 721.1 mg
Protein 45.4 g
Sodium 434.4 mg

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