One quick note about getting copies of Dr. Atkins’ original book: I noticed, when updating my Amazon store (look over there) there are a lot more copies of the book available. I have listed the 1972, 1980, 1984, and 1990 publishing dates. I think up until the 1990 version, they are roughly the same.
Judith, this is the closest thing I could find to a barbecue sauce recipe from my books.

Steak Sauce
11 Tablespoons
1/2 cup Hunt’s Tomato Puree (sauce)
1/4 cup water
5 teaspoons distilled vinegar
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 small clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon grated onion
1/2 teaspoon Maggi Seasoning
20 drops of Tabasco sauce
Blend and refrigerate until serving time.

WAIT! I found it (I think). It was included in a Barbecued Spareribs recipe!

Dr. Atkins Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 Tablespoon bacon drippings
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup water
1/8 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1 Tablespoon Lee & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tablespoons brown Sugar Twin
1 cup Hunt’s tomato juice
3 Tablespoons of soy sauce (how funny, the note says this can be purchased in a health food store)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 Tablespoon Gold Seal cocktail sherry (optional)
Saute the onion in bacon drippings until brown, add garlic powder and cook 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 25 minutes.

2 Replies to “Dr. Atkins' Steak and Barbecue Sauce (and copies of the Original book)”

  1. Judy Volloy says:

    We love you! That IS THE recipe !!!! Yea! Thank you 1000 times ! We are foodies and the fact we are going to go back in time to do Atkins again is scary , but this delicious Sauce will help. I hope you are doing well & am sending you good vibes. Your pictures are beautiful, I know you will do well, you already have. You know there are days when I’ve been careful in what I eat that make me feel good in so many ways that I want more days like that ! I say to myself ” this pie, cookie, or whatever sweet it is does not taste as good as a day eating right feels .” That’s going to be my mantra every day. Once again thanks so much. Judy
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  2. vhadden says:

    Thank you so much for this original BBQ sauce recipe for ribs, I’ve been looking for it ever since I threw out my Dr Atkins book from 1972. Yes. I am revisiting Dr. Atkins too, the only diet I was able to stay on for long periods of time.


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