low carb sugar free bbq sauce in a glass dish

Low Carb Sugar-free BBQ Sauce

Quick and easy, this low carb, sugar-free BBQ sauce is perfect for dipping or basting grilled meat. This tangy and spicy keto condiment has only 2 grams net carbs per serving.

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Best BBQ Sauce Recipe – Low Carb, Keto, LCHF, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free

Confession time:  I spent basically my entire life avoiding any condiment that was not BBQ sauce. Ketchup? Hate it. Mayonnaise? Bleh. Mustard? Go away. BBQ sauce was/is where it’s at for me.

I’ve tried so many “sugar-free” commercial BBQ sauces that I don’t even want to think about how much money I’ve wasted because each one has ended up in the trash after one taste. It’s likely whatever artificial sweetener the company has opted to us because there is some kind of chemical, cloying taste. I’ve basically avoided BBQ sauce ever since I changed my diet.

Little did I realize how easy it was to make my own at home. I never had to ditch my favorite condiment after all. This sugar-free, low carb keto BBQ sauce is smokey, spicy, and so easy to make. It is a ketchup based sauce with a little bit of kick that can be adjusted to fit your desired level of spiciness. Ready in 10 minutes, this is the kind of keto condiment you’ll want to make a double batch of and keep on hand for all your dipping or topping needs.

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How to Make Low Carb BBQ Sauce with Sugar-free Ketchup

Ingredients

For this recipe, I use Primal Kitchen Sugar-free Ketchup. I love this product! It’s made from all organic ingredients, but most importantly, there is no added sugar. You get that ketchup taste without all the junk. However, if you cannot find it, there are other sugar-free ketchups on the market. I haven’t found one that I like aside from Primal Kitchen, but my hat is off to you if you do. Otherwise, you can use tomato puree in place of it. The cook time will increase as the puree will need more time to cook down and thicken; I would wager about 20-30 minutes instead. 

Liquid smoke is certainly not required, but one of the prominent features of BBQ sauce is the smokey flavor. Liquid smoke provides that. It is essentially just concentrated, condensed smoke. A little goes a long way! If you cannot find this product in the stores, you can use smoked paprika or chipotle pepper to provide a little bit of that smokey flavor. It won’t be a complete swap, but you’ll at least capture a similar flavor profile.

Directions

Combine all ingredients into a small sauce pan and heat on low for 10 minutes, or until sauce thickens up to coat the back of a spoon. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

low carb almond flour chicken tenders with sugar-free bbq sauce for dipping
This tangy, spicy sugar-free BBQ sauce is absolutely amazing for dipping.

How to Serve and Store Sugar-free BBQ Sauce

This keto friendly sugar-free BBQ sauce is perfect for dipping, or for slathering on top of grilled meats. I absolutely love serving this alongside my chicken tenders recipe. It’s delicious on just about anything!

Store any leftovers in an airtight container or mason jar for up to one week in the refrigerator. This sauce is great cold or reheated, and there is nothing better than having it on hand to use as needed. Make a double batch so that you can keep adding it to your favorite recipes all week long.

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low carb sugar free bbq sauce in a glass dish
Yield: 12 tbsp

Low Carb Sugar-free BBQ Sauce

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Quick and easy, this low carb, sugar-free bbq sauce is perfect for dipping or basting grilled meat. Keto-friendly, this tangy and spicy sauce has only 2 grams net carbs per serving.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar-free ketchup
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp brown erythritol
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke, optional
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne

Instructions

Combine all ingredients into a small sauce pan and heat on low for 10 minutes, or until sauce thickens up to coat the back of a spoon. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

2 tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is provided as a courtesy and calculated to the best of my ability using online databases. It is suggested that you perform your own check to ensure that a recipe fits within the scope of your dietary needs.

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