Rating: 3 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Sugar-free, low-carb, tangy, spicy--this is a base barbecue sauce that you may make sweeter, if you like, or spicier, or both! Store in a Mason jar and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, fish sauce, liquid smoke, paprika, smoked paprika, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric, cinnamon, and water in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Bring to a boil while stirring frequently, then reduce heat to a simmer.

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  • Stir frequently and let simmer, uncovered, until desired thickness is achieved, about 20 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

I prefer barbecue sauce that is not sweet, but if you like it sweet, add desired amount of any brand of artificial sweetener you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

29 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 4.6g; fat 1g; sodium 99.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2019
This "Keto Barbecue Sauce" is exactly my taste (naturally sweet, smoky, not spicy) although I can see how with a little imagination it could very easily be adapted to suit other tastes. I used high-quality ingredients: KYKNOS Greek tomato paste (naturally sweet Mediterranean tomatoes - from Italian or Greek markets); BRAGGS apple cider vinegar; PRESIDENTS CHOICE smoked paprika; and WOODLAND liquid smoke. I almost left out the fish sauce; however, I found I needed it to balance the vinegar. I would not hesitate to make this BBQ sauce again. Thank you Bibi for sharing your recipe. UPDATE: It was my first time using Liquid Smoke. I did not realize that the smoky BBQ flavor would get stronger with time. Yum! I would suggest making this BBQ sauce in advance if possible. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2019
Did nothing as a BBQ sauce. Very bland. Will use whole tomatoes next time (tomato paste too sweet.) Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2019
This tastes nothing like BBQ sauce. It actually makes a great spaghetti sauce with the addition of 1/2 tsp dried basil and 1/4 tsp sage. I've been asked to make this as our 'go to' spaghetti sauce and I've agreed. So - not a waste of time to try out the recipe it just wasn't BBQ sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2019
This "Keto Barbecue Sauce" is exactly my taste (naturally sweet, smoky, not spicy) although I can see how with a little imagination it could very easily be adapted to suit other tastes. I used high-quality ingredients: KYKNOS Greek tomato paste (naturally sweet Mediterranean tomatoes - from Italian or Greek markets); BRAGGS apple cider vinegar; PRESIDENTS CHOICE smoked paprika; and WOODLAND liquid smoke. I almost left out the fish sauce; however, I found I needed it to balance the vinegar. I would not hesitate to make this BBQ sauce again. Thank you Bibi for sharing your recipe. UPDATE: It was my first time using Liquid Smoke. I did not realize that the smoky BBQ flavor would get stronger with time. Yum! I would suggest making this BBQ sauce in advance if possible. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2019
Did nothing as a BBQ sauce. Very bland. Will use whole tomatoes next time (tomato paste too sweet.) Read More
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