This fantastic smoky barbecue sauce is full of flavor but low in carbs! Sugar free and keto friendly recipe.
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This low carb and sugar free sauce requires a few ingredients, but only requires a minimal cooking time. It's the perfect accompaniment to roast chicken, pulled pork or ribs, but you could also use it in wraps and for much more!
How to Make a Low Carb Smoky Barbecue Sauce
In a saucepan, mix together tomato sauce (from a can, not ketchup!), cider vinegar, minced garlic (or garlic paste), dry mustard powder, paprika, and the key ingredient: liquid smoke. Liquid smoke is an all-natural flavor enhancer with no carbs, no additives, and no preservatives. It packs quite a punch and is perfect for making this sauce.
Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for five minutes.
Add sweetener to taste – and it's really up to you what you want to add. I've tried Da Vinci sweetening syrup before and that works well. Or you can try a granular sweetener like Swerve or Lakanto. I'd recommend adding a little at a time of whatever sweetener you choose, and keep taste testing! If you have some homemade simple syrup to hand – that would be perfect! Once you have the desired sweetness, add black pepper and salt if required.
This is one of those sauces that will actually taste better the next day, so make it in advance if you can!
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- 8 oz canned tomato sauce
- 2 tbs cider vinegar
- 1-2 tsp dry mustard powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- ½ tsp minced garlic, or garlic paste
- Lakanto, or preferred low carb sweetener, to taste
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Add all ingredients to a saucepan except the sweetener, salt, and pepper.
- Bring to the boil then reduce to simmer for five minutes.
- Add your preferred sweetener, salt and pepper to taste.
Makes about ⅔ cup of sauce. 3g net carbs per serving of 3-4 tablespoons.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 3-4 tablespoons
Amount Per ServingCalories 17 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Sodium 300mg Carbohydrates 4g Net Carbohydrates 3g Fiber 1g Sugar 2g Protein 0g
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