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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.

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

Scroll down to the recipe card for ingredient measurements.

  • 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 16 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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34 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    A keeper!! I absolutely love the tanginess of this sauce!

  2. Judy Maung

    5 stars
    This Keto BBQ Sauce is FABULOUS!!!! The only suggestion I have is that if you have the computer double the recipe, DO NOT DOUBLE THE VINEGAR!! Only use 1/4 cup.
    With that said, I had bought a low carb bbq sauce that was way too sweet. This recipe has just the right amount of heat and sweet. I had my Keto following neighbor come over to help me fix the vinegar situation and she asked for a copy of the recipe stating that she has never had luck with bbq sauce but this was the best ever! Enjoy, we did. 🙂

    • I am so glad to hear it Judy! That is the whole reason I first made this recipe – could not find one to buy that actually tasted good! Enjoy 🙂

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