Keto BBQ Sauce | The BEST Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

The very best in keto BBQ sauce recipes. This recipe comes together so easily and is incredibly delicious!
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If you have been looking for an amazing Keto BBQ sauce recipe then look no further. I could not be happier with this sugar free barbecue sauce. It is so easy to make with everyday ingredients and the taste is something else.

I have always been a barbecue and barbecue sauce fan. Pre-keto barbecue ribs or pulled meats and barbecue sauce were often on the menu. So, I had to have another go at making the best keto bbq sauce recipe.

You may know my other sugar free barbecue sauce recipe I created back in 2018. I have had a play around and come up with this sauce which I feel is my best yet. Try it and let me know.

Keto BBQ Sauce Ingredients

The ingredients for this sugar free bbq sauce are all keto-friendly. You are more than likely to have all of them at home right now. Here is just a little about some of the key ingredients, what I use, brand and why.

I use Grove Avocado Oil for flavour. Any extra virgin olive oil can be used if preferred.

There is a link to my sugar free ketchup that is used in the recipe however, any sugar free or reduced sugar shop-bought ketchup/tomato sauce can be used.

The yellow mustard is the American-type you use on a hotdog not powdered mustard.

I use 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in this recipe it does add a good amount of tanginess to the sauce and helps to cut the sweetness and fat when used on ribs etc. You can reduce the amount if preferred, but this sauce is perfectly balanced to me.

Sugar-free Worcerstershire is available in specialty stores. Honestly, it is there for more of a traditional flavour in barbecue sauce. I have used gluten-free tamari many times and love the sauce as is, so choose what you would prefer. To be honest though, if you use the tamari, coconut aminos or even gluten free soy sauce with the ingredients in this keto bbq sauce you will not notice any difference.

I use Sukrin Gold granular sweetener in this recipe. To me it is important to use a gold/brown sweetener to get a more caramel brown barbecue sauce flavour. Other brands that would suit are Natvia or SoNourished.

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How to Make Keto Barbecue Sauce

This keto bbq sauce is a cinch to make at home. Essentially you just sauté the onion and garlic until it is soft and opaque then reduce the sauce until it is thick and saucy. It doesn’t take long nor is it complicated.

I have include how to make the keto bbq sauce in a Thermomix as well. The sauce still comes together beautifully it just takes a little longer to cook than on the stove.

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What to Use this Amazing Barbecue Sauce With

This sugar free barbecue sauce is very versatile. While I love it basted on smoked pork ribs and as a finishing sauce there is so many ways to use it. Recently I pressure cooked a whole brisket in the sauce ingredients in an Instant Pot. The brisket came out amazing and then I just reduced the sauce to use as a sauce as well as accompany the brisket.

It is perfect for anything you would use a barbecue sauce for.

As I have mentioned in the recipe it is a little tangy with the use of the apple cider vinegar. This in my opinion is key in the best keto barbecue sauce recipes. Why? That would be that when you use this sauce with barbecue, roast or smoked meats it helps cut the fat! Trust me on this one and enjoy this sauce with everything!

Pork ribs with barbecue sauce basted on them

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Keto BBQ Sauce | Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

The very best in keto BBQ sauce recipes. This recipe comes together so easily and is incredibly delicious!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 18 mins
Course: Sauce/Marinade
Cuisine: American Barbecue, Australian Keto
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 29kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
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Servings: 12 serves
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Ingredients

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Finely chop onion and garlic.
  • Heat the avocado oil in a small saucepan and add the onion and garlic. Sauté for one to two minutes or until onion is soft and translucent.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and turn heat down. Simmer until sauce has thickened. Adjust seasoning to taste.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Place onion and garlic into the mixer bowl; chop 3 sec/speed 4. Scraped down sides of the bowl.
  • Add the avocado oil; cook 4 min/110°C/stir.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the mixer; cook 14 min/110°C/speed 1. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Notes

INGREDIENTS
I use Grove Avocado Oil for flavour. Any extra virgin olive oil can be used if preferred.
There is a link to my sugar free ketchup that is used in the recipe however any sugar free or reduced sugar shop-bought ketchup/tomato sauce can be used in this recipe.
The yellow mustard is the American-type you use on a hotdog not powdered mustard.
I use 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in this recipe it does add a good amount of tanginess to the sauce and helps to cut the sweetness and fat when used on ribs etc. You can reduce the amount if preferred, but this sauce is perfectly balanced to me.
Sugar-free Worcerstershire is available in specialty stores. Honestly, it is there for more of a traditional flavour in barbecue sauce. I have used gluten-free tamari many times and love the sauce as is, so choose what you would prefer.
I use Sukrin Gold granular sweetener in this recipe. To me it is important to use a gold/brown sweetener to get a more caramel brown barbecue sauce flavour. Other brands that would suit are Natvia or SoNourished.
STORAGE
Store in the fridge for up to 10 days. Otherwise freeze in small portions and just defrost some as you need it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve (50g serve) | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 2mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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    8 Comments

  • Lynda says:

    5 stars
    We love our ribs and this sauce is perfectly balanced. It has a great bbq flavour and was very easy to make .
    I have made it twice now and love that all the ingredients are available at the supermarket. I will be making this quite often.
    Great recipe Megan

  • Terri Kidd says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely brilliant. It is on my breakfast plate most days.

    Make a double or triple batch

  • Lucy says:

    5 stars
    This sauce is delicious. I like it more than commercial bought bbq sauces. I have made it 3 times and use it on lots of things including my keto pizza bases. And it is delicious on our bbq sausages. The whole family loves it. It is very easy to make and I have a bottle in the fridge all the time. An excellent recipe Megan.

  • Anne says:

    Hi Megan,
    Can I use whole grain mustard in place of the American yellow mustard?

  • Rachel WALLIS says:

    5 stars
    Made it and loved it. Also tried using half a cup with a bit of honey and mixed it through sausages a couple of minutes before they were done cooking. Yummo!

  • Lyndal says:

    Hands down THE best bbq sauce I’ve ever tasted!
    I feel like a 10/10 rating would almost be offensive as it’s even better than that!!
    Thanks for your incredible recipes!

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Hands down one of THE best reviews šŸ˜‚ Thanks so much Lyndal for trying my sauce and taking the time to come back and leave a review.

  • Kym S says:

    5 stars
    BBQ BLISS!! MAKE A TRIPLE BATCH. Sensational on ribs (with Megan’s keto rib rub), snags, pizza bases, eggs, and a new fave, brushed over butterflied, whole chickens and BBQ’D, lid down.

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