Keto BBQ Sauce

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This sweet, tangy, sugar-free Keto BBQ sauce recipe is a welcome low-carb addition to meat dishes. Use it as a sauce, marinade, or baste for steak, sticky pork, chicken, and ribs.

Keto bbq sauce poured over pork.
This is a sweet and tangy keto BBQ sauce recipe with no sugar added—the perfect low-carb condiment for meat dishes.

We use this Keto BBQ sauce for our Sticky Pork Belly Bites recipe, keeping them super low-carb yet sweet and delicious, and our tasty Sticky Lamb Riblets.

Double the batch, put it in a jar, and then put it into the refrigerator to keep on hand.

Use this keto BBQ sauce with steak, pulled pork, sausages, and any other meat you feel like adding a sweet and smokey flavor to.

This recipe makes approximately 550g/1.2lbs, which is 24 servings. One serve is a heaped tablespoon.

Ingredients and substitutions

  • Sauces. Sugar-free ketchup (or sugar-free tomato sauce). Worcestershire sauce.
  • Apple cider vinegar.
  • Spices: Smoked paprika (to give that smokey flavor), onion powder, garlic powder (you can also use crushed garlic in a jar or crush fresh garlic cloves), onion powder, and cayenne pepper (optional).
  • Natural sweetener. Stevia or you can use double the amount of erythritol.

How To Make Keto BBQ Sauce

  1. Very simply: Put all ingredients into a saucepan; wet ingredients first.
  2. Place on stove over medium heat and lightly simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool and jar, serve as needed, and refrigerate the rest.
How do you store homemade BBQ sauce?

Store homemade BBQ sauce in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Homemade BBQ sauce has no added preservatives, which makes it unsuitable for the cupboard.

Keto BBQ sauce on grilled chicken.

Keto BBQ Sauce – Sweet & Low Carb with a Smokey Flavor

This Keto BBQ Sauce Recipe is a super simple recipe that turns meat dishes into a delicious party in your mouth.

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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 9kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

Unit Conversion


  • 16 oz sugar-free ketchup Or sugar-free tomato sauce.
  • 4 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tsp smoked paprika It gives the smokey flavor.
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder May be replaced with crushed garlic in a jar or fresh crushed garlic cloves.
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder Optional to taste.
  • 1 tbs erythritol Erythritol is a natural sweetener available at most grocery stores. You may use your choice of natural sweetener to taste.


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
    16 oz sugar-free ketchup, 4 tbsp worcestershire sauce, 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 4 tsp smoked paprika, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne powder, 1 tbs erythritol
  • Place on stove over medium heat and lightly simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and jar or put in a serving dish


NOTE: This keto condiment is for flavor. It is only keto when used with a fatty meal such as chicken or steak. It is not keto on its own or when combined with just vegetables.
STORING: Store your Keto BBQ Sauce in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. This BBQ sauce has no added preservatives, which is unsuitable for the cupboard.


Serving: 10ml | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Made this recipe?Tag me at @myketokitchen

Keto BBQ sauce is a white serving bowl.
Keto BBQ sauce is low-carb, sugar-free, and easy to make.

Adjust the serving amounts above to make a larger batch of this Keto BBQ Sauce recipe.

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I am the founder of My Keto Kitchen. I am a nutritionist, cooking enthusiast, and part-time Van Lifer! Along with a qualified chef, we have created a collection of delicious and healthy recipes.

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17 thoughts on “Keto BBQ Sauce”

  1. 5 stars
    WOW! This is fabulous, but I did make a few tweaks. I used no sugar salsa as a base, with an added 6 oz. can of tomato paste, (not sauce). I used balsamic vinegar rather than apple cider. The sweetener I used was a mix of erythritol and monk fruit, to taste. It was fabulous! I poured it over pre-baked cut up pork ribs in the crock pot and let it cook until they were falling off the bone. GREAT recipe! Thanks.

    • Hi Judi, thank you so much for your kind words, it makes our day. We’ve also been using a lot of monk fruit of late and loving it. So glad you like the BBQ sauce.

  2. I used lakanto brown monk sugar instead of swerve. Had to monkey around with it, but it was great. I think I would leave out some of the salt. But my family really liked it!!

    • Hi Andrea,

      Glad it worked for you. We might try it out next time, we’ve just started to experiment with monk fruit.

  3. I have made other low carb bbq sauces and was disappointed with the outcome so my hopes were high but expectations low. I braced myself when I tasted it, I wanted to get a giant sized spoon to keep tasting it until it was gone! Although I did have self control and used it as a condiment rather than a main course. it was very yummy and will use this recipe as my go to for my bbq sauce, thankyou for developing and posting it!

    • Hi Elisabeth,

      That all depends on where on the earth you are!! We can buy it from our local supermarket, but you could also check health food stores or head online, or even make your own.

    • Hi Luci,

      One serving is a heaped tablespoon – you’ll find this information above the ingredient list on all of our recipes 🙂

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