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Keto Barbecue Sauce

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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35 m servings 29
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 29 calories; 1 4.6 1 0 99 Full nutrition

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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 h...

Did nothing as a BBQ sauce. Very bland. Will use whole tomatoes next time (tomato paste too sweet.)

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 sa...