Tips To Make Bbq Sauce Recipe No Sugar The Best

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Love the taste of BBQ sauce but watching your sugar intake? This recipe delivers all the smoky, tangy goodness you crave without any added sugar. Perfect for grilling season, this sauce is sure to become a new favorite.


😋 Easy Tangy Keto BBQ Sauce Recipe (Sugar-Free) - Thinlicious
😋 Easy Tangy Keto BBQ Sauce Recipe (Sugar-Free) – Thinlicious

1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a kick)
  • Stevia or monk fruit sweetener, to taste (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
    2. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute, until fragrant.
    3. Add the diced tomatoes with their juices, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using).
    4. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly.
    5. Remove the sauce from the heat. Using an immersion blender, blend the sauce until smooth, or transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until desired consistency is reached.

  • If you prefer a chunkier sauce, leave some unblended pieces.
  • 6. Taste the sauce and adjust seasonings as desired. You may add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener for additional sweetness, but be sure to taste as you go to avoid over-sweetening.


    For a thicker sauce, simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.

  • This sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Experiment with different types of vinegar for a unique flavor profile.

  • Nutrition Facts (Per 1/4 cup serving)

    Calories: 30

  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g (naturally occurring from tomatoes)
  • Protein: 1g

  • Note: These are approximate values and may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.


    This no-sugar BBQ sauce is a delicious and versatile option for anyone looking to enjoy the taste of BBQ without the added sugar. With its smoky and tangy flavor, it’s perfect for ribs, chicken, burgers, or even as a dipping sauce.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use a different type of sweetener besides stevia or monk fruit?

    Yes, you can experiment with other sugar substitutes like erythritol or allulose. However, be mindful of the aftertaste some substitutes may have. Start with a small amount and taste as you go.

    2. My sauce is too thick. How can I thin it out?

    You can add a little water or low-sodium chicken broth, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.

    3. Does this sauce work well with different types of meat?

    Absolutely! This sauce is versatile and can be used on chicken, pork, beef, or even tofu.

    4. Can I make this sauce ahead of time?

    Yes, this sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. It may thicken as it sits, so simply reheat and thin with a little water or broth if needed.

    5. What if I don’t have an immersion blender?

    No problem! You can transfer the sauce to a regular blender and blend until smooth. Be sure to let the sauce cool slightly before blending to avoid hot splatters.