small white bowl sitting on a wooden board filled with sugar free bbq sauce with bbq ribs in the background
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Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

This Sugar Free BBQ Sauce is gluten-free and Keto friendly while being incredibly delicious. It is perfect on burgers, chicken and ribs!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar, free, keto, gluten free, sauce, bbq, grill, homemade, tomato
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 15 ounce can sugar free tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1/32 teaspoon powdered stevia a pinch
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce I used Red Boat
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper If unsure, use less to start and add more if you need more heat
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • Add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium saucepan and whisk to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes to allow the sugar to dissolve and the sauce to thicken.
  • Allow sauce to cool before pouring into a container to store in the refrigerator, or use immediately.


  • This sauce will not caramelize the same way that a sugary sauce will when placed under the broiler.
  • I used a combination of erythritol/monkfruit and stevia to round out their flavors.
  • Stevia alone is too bitter, and I needed the bulk of the erythritol to blend with the sauce.
  • This sauce should last 7 days in the refrigerator, maybe more.


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 108mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.5mg