Jar full of keto barbecue sauce
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5 from 2 votes

Smoky Keto BBQ Sauce

It's smoky, it's tangy, it's a little sweet - and yes, it's keto!  This keto BBQ sauce is easy to whip up at home and perfect on top of grilled chicken breast or wings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto barbecue sauce, keto bbq sauce, low carb bbq sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 37kcal
Author: Yummy Keto Cooking


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne (or more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp powdered erythritol


  • Heat the olive oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for about 4 minutes until tender.
  • Add the remainder of the ingredients, being sure to stir well when adding the powdered erythritol. Simmer on the stove for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!


This recipe makes approximately 16 tbsp of BBQ sauce. For the purposes of the nutrition analysis, assume a serving = 2 tbsp.
Nutrition analysis (per 2 tbsp):
37 calories, 2 g fat, 7 g carbohydrate, 0.75 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 2.25 g sugar alcohol (*4 g net carbs*), 0.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 5%, Vitamin C: 9%, Calcium: 1%, Iron: 3%