I noticed that the first ingredient of some of the most popular brands is high fructose corn syrup! Ugh. WHY.
Anyway I've always loved a good barbecue sauce but I kind of stopped eating it once I decided that I didn't want to waste any of my daily calorie budget on sugar-laden, high calorie sauce. I'd rather have a brownie or two for dessert instead!
So. I'm not sure why it took me this long, but I decided there had to be a way to make a healthier, sugar-free, low-calorie version of barbecue sauce... I started dreaming of BBQ tofu sandwiches (I'm pretty sure only a vegan would ever say something like that) and BBQ tofu pizza slathered in a perfect, thick, sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, and instantly, creating this BBQ sauce recipe skyrocketed to the top of my priority list.
And that, my friends, is how this healthy, sugar-free, low-carb, oil-free, low-calorie BBQ sauce was born.
It's soooo easy to make. Just whisk everything together, throw it in a saucepan if you want to thicken it, and voila - DONE! You have yourself some healthy, delicious, perfectly sweet yet sugar-free barbecue sauce.
WAY better than any of the crap (excuse my French) you'll find in a grocery store.
Cost per serving: $0.10
Calories per serving: 9
Equipment you'll need: sauce pan
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce (no salt added)
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1.5 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp distilled white vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
13 drops Lakanto Liquid Monkfruit Sweetener* (use discount code "Annie" for 20% off!)
1/2 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
Salt & pepper, to taste*Or other liquid sweetener of choice
1. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
2. Add mixture to sauce pan, and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce to a simmer, and allow to thicken until desired consistency is reached (I let mine simmer for 10 minutes). Stir every few minutes!Thank you for supporting the brands that I am passionate about, as your support helps me run this site and continue to create these recipes for y'all 🙂 This post contains affiliate links.
Thank you for this great recipe. I never thought homemade barbecue sauce could be this much easy to prepare and easy to adapt to your personal taste.
It is my absolute pleasure to create recipes like this! ???? Thanks so much for your kind words!
Hi! Sounds amazing, going to make this very soon. Any ideas how long it will keep for in a jar in the fridge?
Thank you! X
Hi Kayleigh! I think it should last at least a week in an air-tight container! Probably more, but I've always gone through mine before that ????
Did you use no-salt-added tomato sauce or the regular kind for this recipe?
Mine had salt in it, but you can always add salt to taste (in fact, I'm going to update that in the recipe!) Thanks Christina!
Thank you, Annie! I look forward to trying this recipe. I saw another recipe for homemade Barbeque sauce that specified no salt added tomato sauce, so I wanted to check with you about which was correct.