Sugar Free Hot and Smoky Barbeque Sauce

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 9
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
A good barbeque sauce needs to be smoky, it needs to be hot and spicy, it needs to be thick, and have a deep, rich red colour.  My homemade barbeque sauce is all of that and more; it's also sugar free!
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  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red chili flakes


  • Add all of the ingredients to a sauce pan, and over low heat, simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally, until heated through.  
  • If the sauce is too thick for your preference, add a few tablespoons of water to thin the sauce out.  
  • Pour into a mason jar for safe keeping.  Once refrigerated, the sauce will thicken.  Simply stir whisk the sauce again to loosen it up.  
  • Can be re-heated or used cold.  Will keep for 4 weeks in the refrigerator.


If you would like to add sweetness without adding sugar, consider adding a tablespoon of stevia or honey.  If you're not concerned about ending up with a sugar free sauce, you can also add a tablespoon or so of brown sugar.
1 serving is equal to 1 tablespoon.


Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg