Last week I shared with you guys my sugar free ketchup recipe on YouTube, and you were eager for a keto version of my honey bourbon BBQ sauce. This homemade BBQ sauce recipe tastes just as good as your favorite brand, except mine is keto and paleo approved, and not loaded with refined sugars. This BBQ sauce recipe takes 2 minutes of active prep time, and only 45 minutes to simmer away, until the sauce is thick, rich, and tangy.
I think the two reasons why the sugar free BBQ sauce tastes so good, is that I use my keto ketchup as the base, and quite possibly the best brown sugar substitute I have ever seen. The keto brown sugar is soft, pack-able, and has that molasses flavor, I would definitely scoop some on Amazon, it’s my new fav.
How Do I Make Homemade Sugar Free BBQ Sauce?
- It’s much easier than you think to make homemade BBQ sauce that is keto and paleo approved. Here are the steps for making my low carb BBQ sauce.
- Start by adding 1 cup of your favorite sugar free ketchup to a medium size pot, you can always use my keto ketchup recipe, which is insanely tasty.
- Add some brown sugar substitute to the pot along with water, tamari soy, Worcestershire sauce, dijon, vinegar, spices, and liquid smoke.
- Cook everything on a low simmer for 45 minutes so the sauce can reduce and thicken. Blend on high for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
Low Carb BBQ sauce will last in the fridge for 3 weeks, and gets even tastier the second day.
What Sugar Substitute Is Best?
I have experimented with different low carb sugar substitutes, and can now say that Sukrin brown sugar is my favorite, especially for this BBQ sauce. The brown sugar substitute is soft and pack-able, and has that molasses flavor we all love. It does not have that strange erythritol flavor or make you mouth cool and numb. The brown sugar substitute measure 1:1, which makes it an easy replacement for sugar.
Last week I made the keto ketchup with monk fruit sweetener, which I really like too, but it’s lacking that depth of flavor that the brown sugar has.
How Many Carbs Does BBQ Sauce Have?
This sugar free keto BBQ sauce only has 1.40 grams of total carbs(1.22 net) per tablespoon and 7 calories. This compares with over 5.5 grams of carbs for store bought sauce loaded with refined sugar.
Can I Freeze Homemade BBQ Sauce?
Homemade BBQ sauce can be frozen for 6 months or stored in the fridge for 3 weeks. It actually tastes better on day two.
Here are some recipes to use the sugar free BBQ sauce on:
6 thoughts on “Sugar Free BBQ Sauce Recipe”
I made your delicious BBQ sauce, but I’m added some cumin and turmeric. It was fantastic. I made BBQ pork with it. I cut up a pork loin, sautéed it in an iron pot with some onions and garlic, added some chicken broth and your BBQ sauce, popped it in the oven at 350 for an hour – stirred it occasionally. I ate it with the cheddar biscuit and I served it over rice for my family. They LOVED it!!!! Thank you!
That sounds DELICIOUS! That’s what cooking is all about. Glad you enjoyed.
Could I substitute honey in this? How much?
Yes, absolutely! You can substitute 1 to 1, but it won’t be keto (low carb).
I watched the video on YouTube, then click the link to make the sauce and catchup. I noticed that in the video you used mustard, and its not on the recipe card on website. Still came out great. Can’t wait to try it with the mustard.
Ooops – sorry for the omission. Thanks for the catch! I’m fixing it now! Glad it still tasted good without the mustard! Keep on cookin’!