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Low Carb No Sugar Homemade BBQ Sauce

Low Carb No Sugar Homemade BBQ Sauce

Low Carb No Sugar Homemade BBQ Sauce is Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, No Added Sugar BBQ Sauce with just 2 carbs per serving!

I so love to have homemade, healthy mixes and condiments in my kitchen.

Low Carb No Sugar Homemade BBQ Sauce is easy and guess what! It tastes just like BBQ sauce!

I have tried quite a few BBQ sauce recipes and have often been disappointed. That is, until I tried this one.

I was encouraged when it smelled so much like the real thing as it cooked but I didn’t want to be too hopeful. It turns out that the hope was well founded.

THIS is the recipe I have been looking for!

I found it here and made a few changes.

Instead of using whole garlic and onion, I use powder. It is lower carb and easier, not to mention (OK, I guess I did mention it; what a strange saying!) we wouldn’t want the chunks in our sauce.

So many recipes say “No Sugar” but what they really mean is no white sugar and they add honey, maple syrup, or artificial sugar.

Even the healthy versions have sugar of some kind added and that is not low carb.

This recipe REALLY has NO SUGAR (other than the natural sugars in the tomatoes, of course). You won’t get away from that in a bbq sauce made with tomatoes, unfortunately.

The tomatoes will add about 1 gram of sugars to each Tablespoon of bbq sauce. 

Don’t ask me how, but the added sugar is not needed in this recipe. You can thank me later—or now, that is fine. 🙂

And the best part about that is that it is still wonderful BBQ sauce!

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Ingredients:

tomato paste

apple cider vinegar

white wine vinegar

water

Worcestershire sauce

chili powder

onion powder

salt

ground cinnamon

garlic powder

ground black pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.

Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat and let simmer on low, uncovered, for about an hour.

Stir at least every 10 minutes or so to keep blending the flavors and cook it evenly.

stirring Low Carb No Sugar Homemade BBQ Sauce in saucepan

Yield: 1 ½ cups

Store in a glass container (a mason jar is perfect) in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Pints can be canned in a water bath canner for 15 minutes.

Add it to a crock pot with pork ribs or chicken for an easy 2 ingredient meal.

BBQ sauce in crock pot with chicken
Yield: 1 1/2 cups or 24 1 Tbsp servings

Low Carb No Sugar Homemade BBQ Sauce

Low Carb No Sugar Homemade BBQ Sauce

Low Carb No Sugar Homemade BBQ Sauce is Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, No Added Sugar BBQ Sauce with just 2 carbs per serving!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat and let simmer on low, uncovered, for about an hour.
  3. Stir at least every 10 minutes or so to keep blending the flavors and cook it evenly. 

Notes

Yield: 1 ½ cups or 24 1 Tbsp servings

Store in a glass container (a mason jar is perfect) in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Pints can be canned in a water bath canner for 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1 Tbsp

Amount Per Serving Calories 10Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 113mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix using unknown brands unless named in the recipe. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate. This is just to give you an idea, as any nutrition calculation is not exactly accurate unless every single product brand used is entered. Please note also that I am not a certified nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for medical advice.

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Jonda

Friday 28th of June 2024

Tangy BBQ sauce. Thank you for posting this recipe. Happy that I could find a recipe without added sugar. We really liked it.

Cindy

Monday 1st of July 2024

Yay, I'm so happy you liked it! Thank you for coming back and letting me know! :)

Jonda

Friday 28th of June 2024

This smells really good, looking forward to trying it on beef back ribs. Nice to find a recipe without added sugar.

John

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

Can you show us how to modify this recipe and eliminate the salt? I'm looking for a low sugar and low or no sodium bbq sauce recipe. I'm more concerned about the sodium than the sugar.

Joy

Tuesday 24th of December 2019

Hi John, These are the ingredients in this recipe that I am aware of that contain sodium: tomato paste (and can be bought low or no sodium), Worcestershire sauce (and can be bought lower sodium), chili powder (I don't think that can be bought differently but there isn't much sodium in that) and of course the salt itself. I believe if you omit the salt and buy the reduced or no sodium tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce, you will reduce the sodium content in the recipe greatly. Please know though, that I am not a medical doctor, certified dietitian or nutritionist so it would be irresponsible of me to give any medical advice. While I have not tested this recipe with the salt omitted I think it should be okay. If you try it out be sure to come back and leave a comment and let me know how it turned out for you. I hope this is helpful to you and you are able to find a bbq sauce that you enjoy! ~Joy

tibbs

Sunday 24th of February 2019

This recipe still contains sugar. There is approximate!y 12 grams naturally occurring sugars in the 6ounce can of tomato paste. Sugar is sugar regardless the source or form it takes. I am diabetic, I educated myself regarding the sugar contents of foods that I might consume. This recipe is more accurately titled "no refined sugar added homemade BBQ sauce". I agree with you that people willy nilly label recipes no sugar or sugar free just because no "refined sugars" are added. With that said, accurately call it what it really is......no refined sugar added!

Joy

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

Hi, thank you for your comment. I appreciate your feedback and did change the post to reflect that there IS natural sugar from the tomatoes; 1 gram per serving (1 Tbsp)(accrording to my fitness pal)--but yes, that IS sugar. I cannot change the title without a huge mess (permalinks, etc) but did change the subtitle and post. It is still a great recipe and I think most know what I meant. If they didn't, it is now very clear. Thank you for reading and commenting. I also added the nutrition info to be more helpful. ~Joy

Cindy

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

I don't have any white wine vinegar. Can I add more Apple cider vinegar instead? Or do I need to just wait till I can pick some up?

Joy

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Hi Cindy, I would think you could. The ACV is just a little stronger is all. It may be a bit more tangy that way. You could also sub plain white vinegar if you had that. I just like the white wine because it is more mild.

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