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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Homemade BBQ Sauce

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Homemade BBQ Sauce is the best sugar-free recipe for keto-friendly lifestyles. This recipe uses sugar-free ketchup, crushed tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, and herbs and spices to create the perfect sauce that is practically carb-free!

keto low carb bbq sauce in a jar and with a spoon of sauce

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I like in Kansas City, Missouri. We are very picky about our sauce here. It really has to have the perfect flavor profile.

Can I Eat BBQ Sauce on Keto?

Is BBQ sauce allowed? Yes. I have not found a store brand of BBQ sauce that is suitable and does not have added sugar. So I decided to create my own! If you use ingredients that do not contain added sugar, this sauce will work perfectly for the keto lifestyle.

How to Make Keto BBQ Sauce From Scratch

  1. Combine crushed tomatoes, unsweetened ketchup, sweetener, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, paprika, chili powder, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and 2 tablespoons of water in a saucepan on medium-high heat. 
  2. Reduce heat to low and cover the pan.
  3. Simmer for 5-8 minutes.
ingredients and spices for keto low carb bbq sauce
spices for keto low carb bbq sauce
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What Sauces are Low in Carbs?

The best low carb sauces are olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon, etc. I also have a Homemade Keto Ranch Dressing you should check out!

keto low carb bbq sauce in a jar

How to Thicken the Sauce

The crushed tomatoes used in this recipe will naturally thicken the BBQ sauce. If you would like your sauce a little thicker, combine 1 teaspoon of xantham gum with water and add it to the sauce.

How Long Will it Keep and Last in the Fridge?

I recommend storing it up to two weeks in the fridge. If you need it beyond that you can freeze it. Check out this post on How Long You Can Keep Opened Condiments.

Recipes to Make Using the Sauce

Instant Pot Pulled Pork
Air Fryer Ribs
Instant Pot Ribs
Instant Pot Pulled Chicken

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keto low carb bbq sauce in a jar and with a spoon of sauce
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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Homemade BBQ Sauce

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Homemade BBQ Sauce is the best low-sugar barbecue recipe for keto-friendly lifestyles. This recipe uses sugar-free ketchup, crushed tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, and herbs and spices to create the perfect sauce that is practically no-carb and carb-free!
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword keto bbq sauce, low carb bbq sauce, paleo bbq sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 11kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add all of the ingredients to the pan and stir. 
  • Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Simmer for 5-8 minutes. 
  • Remove the cover and stir the sauce. I like thick BBQ sauce. If the sauce is too thick for your liking, add 2 tablespoons of water and stir. To continue to add an additional tablespoon of water until the sauce reaches your desired texture.

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Notes

This recipe will make about 1 cup of BBQ sauce. Feel free to double the recipe as needed. The cook time should remain the same.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g
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Recipe Rating




Toni

Saturday 24th of October 2020

This is so good. I tasted it while making it and decided one recipe wasn't near enough and doubled it. The pork is in the crockpot and I can't wait to have BBQ tonight! Thanks Brandi for another amazing recipe!

staysnatched

Monday 26th of October 2020

Awesome. You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Andy

Saturday 13th of June 2020

I made the sauce and it was easy enough to make. My only correction would be to add the sweetener to taste. The recipe called for 1/2 cup but that made the sauce to sweet for my taste. Overall good sauce.

staysnatched

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Thanks for sharing!

Patti

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Can I can this?

staysnatched

Wednesday 14th of August 2019

Have you canned similar items with similar ingredients?

Stephanie

Friday 28th of June 2019

The video showed you adding liquid smoke but the recipe doesn't have it listed with an amount. Do you add that and if so how much?

staysnatched

Friday 28th of June 2019

Thanks for catching! It's 1 teaspoon.

Marlene

Saturday 20th of April 2019

I just made this for barbecue ribs. Only a couple of small changes - I used Ancho Chili and only 1 tbsp of swerve. It has some heat and is darn good. Thanks for the recipe

staysnatched

Sunday 21st of April 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!