Low carb BBQ sauce recipe


Giving up sweets, flour, potatoes, and rice hasn’t been too difficult once I got over my addiction for carbohydrates, but now I am eating a good portion of my meals with extra helpings from the meat group I really miss adding a good helping of BBQ sauce.  After checking my local grocery store for a low carb option and only finding a selection of high sugar and corn syrup choices I opted to make my own.  After a bit of experimentation I came up with the following recipe which has easily taken care of my BBQ sauce needs while still watching my waistline.

  • 3 teaspoon bacon grease (or fat rendered from 2 pieces of bacon)
  • 1 small onion (grated)
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 12 can Diet Dr Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Grate onions using smallest grater you have and sauté at medium-low heat for 20 minutes.  This should caramelize of the onions to give your BBQ sauce some extra distinct flavor as well as bit more sweetness.
  2. Add grated garlic and cook for 3 more minutes
  3. Pour in Diet Dr Pepper to deglaze the pan and add remaining ingredients and whisk well.
  4. Cook on low heat for at least 30 minutes

This should give you about 2 cups of BBQ sauce, which should be good in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks.


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