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Keto barbecue sauce with pulled pork in the background

Easy Keto BBQ Sauce – Low Carb

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


This easy keto bbq sauce is sweet and tangy and the perfect complement to chicken, ribs, and pulled pork just to name a few. Your search for a delicious low carb barbecue sauce is over!


  • 1/2 cup no sugar added ketchup (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar substitute (I prefer Lakanto Golden for this)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses (optional, see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (you can usually find this in the bbq sauce aisle)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional, to thicken)


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk together.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


While molasses does contain some sugar, the small amount called for in this recipe adds authentic flavor and texture that I think is well worth the negligible amount of carbs it adds per serving. You can omit it if you prefer.

  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Keto Condiments
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 15
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

Keywords: keto bbq sauce, low carb bbq sauce, easy bbq sauce

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