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homemade barbecue sauce in a glass jar. Sauce is thick and a reddish brown color.

Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce

This Sugar Free Barbecue Sauce has a touch of sweetness, a subtle bite, and a boatload of flavor. This perfect balance of smokiness and acidity is delicious with pork, beef, chicken, baked beans — the possibilities are endless.
Course condiment, homemade sauce
Cuisine American
Diet Diabetic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 18kcal
Cost $3


  • Saucepan or bowl
  • Whisk
  • Storage Container, I use a Weck jar.


  • 1-6 ounce can tomato paste
  • ½ cup water
  • cup apple cider vinegar - organic with the mother is recommended health benefits
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar substitute such as Swerve brown.
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Allspice


  • Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and whisk to combine well. Heat the sauce over medium heat until very warm. Reduce the heat to medium-low or low and simmer for about 15 minutes for flavors to meld.


  • Makes 1 ½ cups of sauce.
  • Organic apple cider with the mother is recommended for its health benefits.
  • Stevia based sweeteners are recommended, not anything chemical.
  • I like to simmer the sauce for ultimate flavor, but you can skip it if you're in a hurry or if you are going to use the sauce for another recipe that involves cooking it.


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg