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Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Read on to find your next favourite guilt free sauce!

I know, I’m excited too.

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Holy Moly am I ever excited! I know, I know, I get excited a lot… but this Low Carb BBQ Sauce is sooooo dang delicious! It’s easy to make, super powerful yet not too spicy, and other than the liquid smoke you probably keep all of these ingredients on hand!

Barbecue is probably my favourite flavour, however, I am ridiculously picky when it comes to the barbecue flavour.. I know.. confusing.. There are only a handful of barbecue sauces I like, and even fewer barbecue flavoured chips. But believe me, I would go to the ends of the earth for those beauties!

Of course those lovely items are off limits on this low carb lifestyle so I had to buy a different, sugar free, barbecue sauce.. and then another.. and another.. until I realized I was going to have to make it myself!

I was prepared to sink years into this Low Carb BBQ Sauce creation, instead, I got lucky and make a freaking delicious batch first shot!

This Low Carb BBQ Sauce is now a staple in my house. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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

What is in Low Carb BBQ Sauce?

Nothing but Yum!

This Low Carb BBQ Sauce has onion, garlic, chilli powder, sea salt, pepper, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, worchestershire, dijon mustard, sukrin gold, and liquid hickory smoke.

How to make a Low Carb BBQ Sauce

This Low Carb BBQ Sauce is very simple to make! Sweet, right? I was always so overwhelmed with the thought of making my own, but now will never buy another bottle again.

Heat a small saucepan on medium high and dice up some onion. When the butter is hot, fry the onion until it becomes translucent. Add in some minced garlic, chilli powder, sea salt and ground black pepper. Cook for 1 minute.

To the hot saucepan add ketchup, apple cider vinegar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, sukrin gold, Worcestershire, dijon mustard, and liquid hickory smoke. Whisk until fully combined.

Heat the sauce on medium until it comes to a boil, reduce to a low simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes. Strain into a heat safe bowl then use hot or refrigerate. Throw away the onions and garlic that were strained out.

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

How long will homemade Low Carb BBQ Sauce last in the fridge?

Because of the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice, this Low Carb BBQ Sauce will last for at least 2 weeks in the fridge; just make sure it is in a sealed container.

If you won’t be able to use it up in the two weeks, this sauce will freeze great!

An old pesto container works wonders to keep this sauce fresh 😉  I like to label mine with the date so I don’t forget when I made it!

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

Now that you’ve made it, here are some delicious ways to use it:

The possibilities are endless my friend! Here is a list of my favourite ways to use up this delicious Low Carb BBQ Sauce:

  • My favourite thing to eat with this Low Carb BBQ Sauce would have to be pork ribs with my Low Carb Rib Rub… Slow cooked to falling-off-the-bone-perfection!
  • Make Mini Low Carb Meatballs for a delicious appetizer or simply brush it over barbecued meats like steak or chicken breast.
  • Do you like pulled pork or chicken? Oh my goodness, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried this as your pulled meat sauce like this beautiful Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken or Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork.
  • Use is as a marinade for beef, pork or chicken or to brush over burgers like these Low Carb Turkey Burgers.
  • How about pizza? I like to use it as the dip for the low carb Fathead Pizza!
Try this deliciously Low Carb BBQ Sauce for a guilt free treat that's crazy flavourful yet mildly spicy.

Sides to pair with BBQ dishes

Here is a list of my favourite low carb side dishes that pair with BBQ:

Love this recipe? Try these other low carb sauces next:

Teriyaki Sauce

Perfect for chicken, salmon or beef, this Low Carb Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade is simple, easy and absolutely delicious!

Keto Cheese Sauce

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

Try this deliciously Low Carb BBQ Sauce for a guilt free treat that’s crazy flavourful yet mildly spicy.
Course sauce
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword low carb bbq sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Calories 28kcal
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 sugar free ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon freshly squeezed about 2 tbsp
  • 3 tbsp sukrin gold sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tsp liquid hickory smoke

Instructions

Equipment

  • Cutting Board and Knife
  • Small Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Strainer
  • Heat safe storage container

Directions

  • In a small saucepan on medium high heat melt the butter and once hot, add the diced onion. Cook until the onion becomes transparent then add the minced garlic, chilli powder, sea salt, pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and whisk until fully incorporated. Bring to a boil, reduce to a low simmer and cook for 25 minutes, whisking every few minutes to keep from burning.
  • Strain the sauce into a heat safe storage container and use hot or refrigerate.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 436mg | Fiber: 0.3g

24 Comments


  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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!

  4. 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!


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

  6. Marisa Franca


    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.


  7. 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!

  8. 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!!


  9. So smart to use sugar-free ketchup! Looks perfect!

  10. 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!


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


  12. 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

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