Low Carb BBQ Sauce – Keto & Sugar-Free

Low Carb Bbq Sauce is an easy way to add a kick of deliciousness to your meals. You can slather, dip or grill your favorite meals with this keto sauce as it’s just 1Net Carb a serving!

Vertical shot of low carb barbecue sauce jars filled with barbecue sauce in mason jars with white background

Summer is finally gracing us with her presence and something has just clicked in my bones. I JUST WANT BARBECUE SAUCE.

Just let me slather it on everything and eat it with a spoon. Mmk?

I’ve been preferring barbecue chicken pizza over regular pizza. Barbecue dunked chicken nuggets to buffalo chicken nuggets. All of it guys, give me all the bbq sauce.

I realized that we’ve got quite a few sauces and dressings we’ve shared over the years but somehow I’ve YET to share our barbecue sauce.

Now as I’ve said in the past I like being able to control what goes into my food. And while sugar free barbecue sauce is something that you can go out and buy I personally have troubles finding ones I’m content with the ingredients.

Don’t get me wrong if you are in a pinch and just need sugar-free barbecue sauce you can go and buy it but if you ever don’t want to make a trip or like me want a bit more control on the ingredients used… This is the solution.

Ingredients displayed out what is needed to make low carb barbecue sauce

Cue: The best smoky and tangy homemade low carb bbq sauce.

The ingredients to pull this together are actually quite simple. It does require quite a bit of spices (fair warning) to pull together this wonderful smoky and tangy flavor I love in bbq sauce but most of the spices you should already have on hand.

No Carb Bbq Sauce?

As time as gone on I’ve realized anything that says 0 Net Carbs probably is a little misleading and I see it often in labeling. When you end up dividing this recipe into Tablespoons it technically shows as 0Net Carbs because it rounds down. I did the deep crunching on this recipe in particular and it’s around .4Net Carbs per Tablespoon and therefore the calculator calls it zero. . . . .

My suspicions is that is the case with many of the 0 Carb sauces out there. So for that reason we increased the serving and perhaps making it a more reasonable measurement (at least I think so). More on that below.

Saucepan filled with ready to jar keto barbecue sauce


1 Net Carb for 2 Tablespoons. As I mentioned above this is calculating the sauce to provide a bit more of an accurate depiction of what the carb count is. This calculation is without the optional ingredient, molasses. See below for that info.

Now onto the optional ingredient Molasses and how that can effect the carb count. Molasses I find really brings that home comfort barbecue sauce flavor to the table. I also understand that we have many different types of people following That’s Low Carb. If you are following Low Carb for example adding some molasses to this for the flavor can provide a unique classic flavor you might enjoy. You’ll have to decide for yourself if it’s worth the carb difference though.

2 Net Carbs for 2 Tablespoons if you are using the optional ingredient molasses. You can decide but I figured I’d leave it as an option.

If you are new to this Low Carb/Keto lifestyle and are unsure what we are talking about please feel free to read up more on Net Carbs. Or start at our Low Carb & Keto 101 Starter Page.

Homemade Keto Barbecue Sauce in a jar with a spoon filled with sauce placed on top

Now all that is left for you to do is make some dishes that require barbecue sauce. This Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken using our low carb hamburger buns I think is next on my list.


  • Low Carb Cornbread Muffins
  • Low Carb Barbecue Ranch Chicken Casserole
  • Low Carb Hot Dog Buns

Vertical shot of low carb barbecue sauce jars filled with barbecue sauce in mason jars with white background


Low Carb BBQ Sauce – Keto & Sugar-Free

Low Carb BBQ Sauce is an easy way to add a kick of deliciousness to your meals. You can slather, dip or grill your favorite meals with this keto sauce as it's just 1Net Carb a serving!
Course Condiments
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb, sugar-free
Keyword Homemade barbecue Sauce, Keto Barbecue Sauce, Low Carb barbecue Sauce, Sugar Free barbecue Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 32 Tablespoons
Calories 16kcal
Author Lindsay


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked chipotle powder
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 12 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses (OPTIONAL SEE NOTES IN BLOG POST)


  • Heat olive oil in a medium saucepot over low heat.
  • Add dry spices and sweetener. Whisk for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add
    Mixing spices together in saucepan for keto barbecue sauce
  • Add liquid ingredients, apple cider vinegar, worchestershire sauce, mustard, and liquid smoke. Whisk until it is well combined with no clumps.
    mixing keto barbecue sauce ingredients together in saucepan with whisk
  • Add tomato paste and water. Whisk together and continue to stir for 5-8 minutes, or until it's thick.
    Saucepan filled with ready to jar keto barbecue sauce
  • Pour into two 16oz mason jars with lids and keep refrigerated.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Sugar Alcohol: 2g

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Source: thatslowcarb.com

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