Keto Barbecue Sauce

Summer’s in full-swing and I had this sudden craving for BBQ sauce.  It can be hard to find prepared condiments that are truly keto-friendly so if you’re willing to take just a few minutes; this one is easy, quick, delicious, with no need to worry about sugars or fillers.

6 oz. tomato paste (no sugar added)
2 cans of water
1 Tblsp apple cider vinegar, with the mother (Omit or reduce amount if you don’t like your sauce so tangy)
1/3 cup golden brown sweetener (I used Lakanto’s, Swerve and Sukrin also make a brown sugar version as well)
1/2 cup finely diced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp chipotle paste (I like this one)
2 tsp liquid smoke
salt & pepper
4 Tbsp butter or olive oil (Omit or reduce amount if you are aiming for higher protein, more moderate fat macros)

Put all ingredients except  the fat into a saucepan and simmer together til the onions and garlic are soft and the sauce is beginning to thicken.  Use an immersion blender to blend the sauce into a smooth mixture.  Add the butter or olive oil, it will give the sauce more body and richness and will up the fat content as well.

We used this as a sauce for the burgers tonight.  Tomorrow night we’re grilling pork chops and  this will be great for those.  I also love love love  ranch dressing with a bit of BBQ sauce, so that’s on tap over the next few days too!


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