BBQ Sauce Low Carb and Sugar Free Recipe

Smoky, spicy & tangy in this BBQ Sauce. Low crab and sugar free, healthy but delicious. You only need 5 minutes to prep this sauce.


  • 2 1/2 6-oz cans Tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Erythritol Blend (to taste; or any sweetener of choice, preferably either powdered or liquid)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce *
  • 1 tbsp Liquid hickory smoke
  • 2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper (or more if you like it hot)
  • 1 1/2 cup Water (approximate amount – see instructions)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a saucepan, adding the water last. Start with a cup of water, then whisk in a bit more at a time, until it reaches a consistency *slightly thinner* than barbecue sauce. I ended up using about 1 1/2 cups of water, but it will vary depending on how thick your tomato paste is.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil at medium-high heat, then reduce to medium-low. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 20 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  3. Taste and adjust sweetener or cayenne pepper if you prefer the sauce to be sweeter or spicier. If it’s still thicker than you like, you can stir in additional water, a tablespoon at a time, until reaching desired consistency.