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A small bowl of keto bbq sauce surrounded by pulled pork

Keto BBQ Sauce

This keto BBQ sauce is sweet, smoky, and delicious on everything from ribs, pulled pork, chicken, to tofu. Sugar free and low carb, it's quick and easy to make, and it keeps well in the fridge! Oh, and we're from Memphis, so we know our barbecue!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword cookouts, low glycemic, sugar-free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 15kcal


  • medium saucepan
  • Whisk



  • Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan and whisk thoroughly. Bring mixture to boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes, or until slightly thickened. If mixture simmers too violently, reduce heat to medium-low.
    Keto bbq sauce in a saucepan with a whisk
  • Remove sauce from heat and serve immediately.


  • If you'd rather not use liquid smoke, you can leave it out, but you'll lose some of the smokiness that makes this BBQ sauce so good!
Recipe yields approximately 12 servings, though the actual number of servings you get will depend on how you use it. Nutritional values shown reflect information for one serving using Thrive Market Organic Tomato Paste, not including any optional ingredients. Macros may vary slightly based on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the entire recipe when finished. Divide the total weight (not including the weight of the container the BBQ sauce is in) by 12. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg | Erythritol: 8g | Net Carbs: 2g