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Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Fast and easy to make, this Low Carb BBQ Sauce is crazy flavourful with the perfect amount of spice!

Try this deliciously Low Carb BBQ Sauce for a guilt free treat that's crazy flavourful yet mildly spicy.

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This post was originally published on August 9, 2018 and has been updated with fresh content and photos, though the recipe remains perfectly the same.

Hello Beautiful, I am so glad you were created. What would I do without your perfect, tangy sauciness?

It’s a good thing I don’t need to find out what life would be like without this tasty sugar free BBQ sauce! What would I do when all those burgers came home off the Traeger? Or fresh baked chicken breasts from the oven? Or RIBS? What would I do if I have to eat sauceless ribs?!

I’ve loved this Keto BBQ Sauce since the moment it first hit my taste buds, and hope you love it too!

Why it works

  1. Packed with flavour and just the right amount of spice, this Low Carb BBQ Sauce is crazy delicious; perfect for all your BBQ saucy needs!
  2. Fast and easy – throw some stuff in a saucepan and simmer for 25 minutes. That’s it!
  3. Skip the store bought stuff! Use easy ingredients to make this extra tasty Keto BBQ Sauce and, other than the liquid smoke, you probably keep all of these ingredients on hand!
Low Carb BBQ Sauce ingredients laid out.

Ingredients

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  • unsalted butter
  • onion
  • garlic
  • chili powder
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • ketchup with no added sugar
  • apple cider vinegar
  • lemon
  • golden monk fruit sweetener
  • worcestershire
  • dijon mustard
  • liquid hickory smoke

Ketchup – Ketchup is known to be packed with sugar. Packed. This is why you should always look for ketchups that have ‘no added sugar’ on the label.

Sweetener – My favourite sweetener for this Low Carb BBQ Sauce is either Lakanto’s Golden Monk Fruit / Erythritol blend or Sukrin Gold. If you don’t have either, you can just use your sugar free sweetener of choice.

How to make Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Heat a small saucepan on medium high with some butter. Dice up the onion and add it to the saucepan once the butter has melted. Fry the onion until translucent and then stir in minced garlic, chilli powder, sea salt and ground black pepper. Cook for 1 minute.

Add ketchup, apple cider vinegar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, sweetener, Worcestershire, dijon mustard, and liquid hickory smoke. Whisk until fully combined.

Saucepan with all ingredients mixed together.

Heat the sauce until it comes to a boil, reduce to a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Strain into a heat safe bowl and discard the strained bits. Use hot or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.

Finished low carb bbq sauce being strained into a heat safe glass.

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Try this deliciously Low Carb BBQ Sauce for a guilt free treat that's crazy flavourful yet mildly spicy.

Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Try this deliciously Low Carb BBQ Sauce for a guilt free treat that’s crazy flavourful yet mildly spicy.
5 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 cups
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup no sugar added ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon freshly squeezed about 2 tbsp
  • 3 tbsp golden monk fruit sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tsp liquid hickory smoke

Instructions

Equipment

Directions

  • Heat a small saucepan on medium high with some butter. Dice up the onion and add it to the saucepan once the butter has melted. Fry the onion until translucent and then stir in the minced garlic, chilli powder, sea salt and ground black pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add ketchup, apple cider vinegar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, sweetener, Worcestershire, dijon mustard, and liquid hickory smoke. Whisk until fully combined.
  • Heat the sauce until it comes to a boil, reduce to a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Strain into a heat safe bowl and discard the strained bits. Use hot or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.

Notes

Sweetener – My favourite sweetener for this Low Carb BBQ Sauce is either Lakanto’s Golden Monk Fruit / Erythritol blend or Sukrin Gold. If you don’t have either, you can just use your sugar free sweetener of choice.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
 * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.
Deduct fibre (0.3 g net carbs per serving) and sugar alcohols (3 g net carbs per serving) from the total carbs to get 2.2 g net carbs per serving of 2 tbsp.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 436mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar Alcohols: 3g | Net Carbs: 2.2g
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28 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    All of your recipes are so good, I’m never disappointed. This BBQ is a staple. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow this is wonderful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE BBQ and BBQ sauce. I grill out year round, in the snow rain, anything goes. And I can’t imagine having BBQ without the BBQ sauce. This stuff ROCKS!!! It is so easy to throw together and so flavorful. So now I’m going to head out to the BBQ grill and brush off the snow so I can grill something up to go with my BBQ sauce – or just eat the BBQ saue by itself! It’s that good = )

  3. 5 stars
    BBQ season..I can’t wait for it. And with homemade BBQ sauce it’s only going to be a amazing season of BBQs and grilling. I love this simple BBQ sauce recipe

  4. 5 stars
    Low carb bbq sauce sounds so easy to make yet delicious. Can’t wait for bbq season. Need to check out liquid hickory smoke.

  5. I’ve been trying to get my husband and I to eat healthier but he just loves covering everything in delicious, calorie-filled sauces. I’m definitely going to have to make this for him!

  6. 5 stars
    So smart to use sugar-free ketchup! Looks perfect!

  7. This makes me think about grilling season which is right around the corner! I need to add this to my list of recipes to try!!

  8. 5 stars
    My husband and I are bbq sauce addicts, but we rarely make our own even though homemade is so so good. Can’t wait to try this!

    • We should start a bbq sauce addict group 🤔 You’ve gotta try making your own! It’s so exciting to create your exact flavour of choice and then make a giant batch and jar it!

  9. Marisa Franca

    5 stars
    What a great post. Not only do you give great ideas with the BBQ sauce but how we can use it. I certainly can’t wait for grilling season to get here. We love to BBQ and this low carb sauce will be ideal. I really don’t care for store-bought sauces. They’re either too sweet or too tangy. This low carb sauce sounds perfect.

  10. 5 stars
    This recipe will definitely come in handy this summer! Can’t wait to slather some ribs in it!

  11. This BBQ sauce looks unbelievable… I prefer eating stuff that I make from home so that I know exactly what is inside. Can’t wait to try this!

  12. 5 stars
    Bring on the BBQ season!!! This sauce will be definitely making it to my menu! Love that you’re using the sweetener instead of sugar, the whole list of ingredients looks so much healthier in comparison with a shop-bought sauces!

  13. 5 stars
    Love when I can find a recipe that allows me to throw out the jarred store bought stuff. This sounds much better than anything you can find in a store.

  14. 5 stars
    I cannot wait for BBQ season. This will be perfect and delicious. Homemade sauces are so much better than anything you can get in the store.

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