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

Continue Learning about Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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