Keto barbecue sauce takes only 5 minutes to make. This recipe is a healthier version than the store-bought stuff using no refined sugar or preservatives. This recipe uses 7 simple ingredients that you might already have in your pantry, and costs less than $1.50 to make. See just how easy it is to make your own healthy homemade barbecue sauce below.
Keto Barbecue Sauce
Making your own homemade barbecue sauce is easy and simple. The store-bought barbecue sauces we’ve all used before contain large amounts of refined sugar. This recipe uses a sugar-free sweetener (or natural sweetener depending on what you prefer).
You get to control the quality of ingredients, making this homemade barbecue sauce version much healthier than anything you’ll buy at the store.
You can also make this sauce for a fraction of the price! It cost me less than $1.50 to make this recipe.
Keto Barbecue Sauce Ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tomato Paste – This is the base of the recipe. You’ll need a small 14 oz can of tomato paste.
- Apple Cider Vinegar – You’ll need 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar.
- Worcestershire Sauce – You’ll need 1/2 Tbsp of worcestershire sauce. Be sure to use a gluten-free version.
- Sweetener – You can use lakanto monkfruit sweetener, stevia, maple syrup or honey to sweeten this recipe. If you want it to be keto or sugar-free, then use the monkfruit sweetener or stevia.
- Spices – You’ll also need garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
How To Store Barbecue Sauce
Store the leftover barbecue sauce in an airtight container in the fridge. I like to use mason jars because they store nicely in the side door area.
This sauce will thicken in the fridge after it’s chilled for a while. You can add 1-2 Tbsp of water to make it a runnier consistency.
More Homemade Sauces To Try
- Homemade Ketchup – It’s just as easy to make your own homemade ketchup. This recipe uses 6 simple ingredients and costs less than $2.
- Pork Chop Marinades – If you’re bored with eating plain old pork chops, it’s easy to zest them up with these four healthy pork chop marinades.
- Chicken Marinades – these are full of healthy nutritious ingredients instead of the store-bought marinade sauces which are usually loaded with preservatives and other ingredients we don’t need.
- Salad Dressings – Try them all or choose your favorites – balsamic, seed butter, apple cider vinegar, avocado, berry, and honey mustard.
Keto Barbecue Sauce
- Add the tomato paste, water, apple cider vinegar, lakanto monkfruit sweetener (or stevia, xylitol or erythritol), garlic powder, red pepper flakes, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to a bowl. Mix together.
- That's It! Use immediately on your recipes or store in the fridge for later.
- Storage: Pour into a mason jar or other container. Seal with a lid and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- If Sauce Gets Too Thick: Add 1-2 Tbsp more water if the sauce becomes too thick (optional).
- Quantity: This recipe will make a little over 8 oz of barbecue sauce, depending on how much water you add.
- Natural Sweetener: You can use natural sweeteners instead of sugar-free sweeteners. 1 Tbsp of maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar will all work. (these are not keto or diabetic-friendly)
Nutrition Info Note: The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes and the size and number of what you make. The nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands you choose and the ingredients you use.
If you’re looking for more specific details (for example, to track your macros) then I recommend adding specific brand ingredients and this recipe to a food tracker app on your phone.