Low Carb Barbecue Sauce

Summer has arrived and it’s time to BBQ! Time to try out this quick and easy homemade low carb barbecue sauce.

Why buy a Barbecue Sauce when it is just so simple to make and tastes so lovely and fresh? You will also know exactly what is in your sauce, no added sugar making this perfect for a low carb lifestyle. The recipe below makes 500 ml of sauce. Total recipe is only 26 net carbs.

This sauce can be used as a marinade, see my Barbecue Pork Recipe for further instruction.

Low Carb Barbecue Sauce

Recipe uses a homemade barbecue sauce to use as a marinade or as an accompaniment to your BBQ food.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 415 kcal
Author SharonBye


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 medium Onion - finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli paste
  • 2 cloves Garlic - finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Fennel seeds - lightly crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 can Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Salt


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat olive oil and add the onions. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add 2 tablespoons water and the tomato puree and simmer for another 2 minutes.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix everything together, bring to the boil and cook for about 15 minutes.

  3. Cool down slightly before blitzing in a food processor.

Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired from http://dietdoctor.com/recipes/bbq-sauce

Nutrients per 50 ml serving

Calories               42

Fat  (g)                  3

Net carbs (g)       3

Protein (g)           0.5

2 thoughts on “Low Carb Barbecue Sauce”

  1. I have recently tried to cut out a bunch of carbs. It’s amazing how many thing have so much sugar in them! As I am also trying to lower down my blood sugar, as I am pre-diabetic. Thanks for sharing low carb barbecue sauce. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.