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sugar free bbq sauce recipe

Sugar Free BBQ Sauce Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq sauce, keto bbq sauce, low carb, sugar free
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Servings: 12 ounces
Calories: 7 kcal
Author: Bobby Parrish

This sweet and tangy keto BBQ sauce tastes just like the real deal. The base is my keto ketchup recipe, along with spices, vinegar, and the best sugar free brown sugar. This BBQ sauce will keep in the fridge for 3 days and the flavor is fantastic.



  • 1 cup sugar free ketchup
  • 4.5 tablespoons Sukrin gold brown sugar substitute or monk fruit sweetener
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder, ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 ounce bourbon, optional


  1. Make the BBQ sauce by adding all the ingredients to a medium size pot and bring to a low simmer. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring often. Check for seasoning, you may need more brown sugar substitute. To make the sauce extra smooth, blend or use a hand blender for 30 seconds. Sauce will keep in the fridge for 3 weeks and tastes even better the next day. Recipe makes 12 ounces of BBQ sauce.

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Recipe Notes

Macros per tablespoon of BBQ sauce:
7 calories
1.22 grams of net carbs
1.40 grams of total carbs
0 fat
0.22 grams of protein
0.14 grams of fiber

Nutrition Facts
Sugar Free BBQ Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 7
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 1.4g0%
Fiber 0.14g1%
Protein 0.22g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.