This keto Carolina mustard barbecue sauce is my sugar-free version of this tasty condiment. It's absolutely packed full of flavor!
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This recipe was created because I recently ordered ribs from a new restaurant. I always order them dry, because typically restaurant-style sauces are loaded with sugar. They still sent the sauce along, but on the side. And they included a yellow barbecue sauce (also known as Carolina Gold), which I'd never had before. It still had sugar in, but I knew immediately that I needed to make my own version! So what is it?
Part of South Carolina is known for its yellow barbecue sauces made primarily of yellow mustard, vinegar, sugar and spices. This sauce is most common in a belt from Columbia to Charleston.” Source: Wiki
I read a load of recipes and discovered that the main ingredients apart from the mustard and vinegar were honey, brown sugar, ketchup or tomato, and some kind of chipotle sauce or seasoning. After some experimenting I came up with a sauce that is REALLY easy to make and has a ton of flavor. It's my new go-to barbecue sauce!
How to Make a Keto Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
Combine some yellow mustard and apple cider vinegar together in a bowl. Next add some golden Lakanto (get 20% off anything in the Lakanto store if you use coupon code SAFTC), low carb honey, low carb ketchup (see my full article on ketchup options, but my favorite store-bought product is by G Hughes), and Worcestershire sauce.
Taste for seasoning – it may well already be perfect for you. But if you want to take it to the next level, finely chop one or two chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and add them to the bowl with a little of the sauce as well.
Finish with a grind of black pepper.
Transfer the sauce to a jar, then cover and store in the fridge.
To reheat, place the required amount in a small saucepan and warm through. Alternatively the sauce can be reheated in the microwave.
This sauce is particularly great with chicken wings – just roast the wings with a little salt, then toss them in the warmed sauce before serving.
It's also fantastic with chicken drumsticks, burgers, chicken thighs, and ribs!
Note: Nutritional data is best estimate as it will depend on the specific products used (eg the honey and ketchup). Store bought versions can range from 10-15g net carbs for two tablespoons – my versions is under 2g.
Keto Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
This Carolina mustard barbecue sauce is my sugar-free and keto version of this tasty condiment. It's absolutely packed full of flavor!
- 1 cup yellow mustard
- ½ apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup golden Lakanto sweetener
- 2 tbs low carb honey
- 2 tbs low carb ketchup
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo, finely chopped
- adobo sauce, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- Combine the yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, golden Lakanto, sugar free honey, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl.
- Taste for seasoning - it may well already be perfect for you. But if you want to take it to the next level, add a chipotle pepper, and add them to the bowl with a little of the sauce as well. Add the second pepper and more sauce if desired. Finish with a grind of black pepper.
- Transfer the sauce to a jar, then cover and store in the fridge.
- To reheat, place the required amount in a small saucepan and warm through. Alternatively the sauce can be reheated in the microwave.
1.3g net carbs per serving of two tablespoons.
Nutritional data is best estimate as it will depend on the specific products used (eg the honey and ketchup).
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Nutrition InformationYield 16 Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 18Total Fat 0.6gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 231mgCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 1.3gFiber 0.7gSugar 0gProtein 0.6g
Adapted from this recipe.