Smoky sweet BBQ sauce but with no added sugars!
Low Carb No Added Sugar BBQ Sauce

This is a recipe for my low carb, no added sugar BBQ Sauce. Tany, sweet and smokey, great for making Hunters Chicken, for marinating meat or just for dipping!

BBQ sauce

Heinz No Added Sugar Tomato Ketchup has only 5.7g carbs per 100g (please note, this is the NO ADDED SUGAR tomato ketchup with the turquoise label, not the 50% reduced sugar & salt one with a light blue label) and is the ketchup I use for this Hunters Chicken low carb BBQ sauce recipe. You can, of course, use another brand of no added sugar or sugar-free tomato ketchup, but compare the total carbs to the Heinz No Added Sugar one to check it is not too high in carbs.

Heinz tomato ketchups compared

In this recipe, I also use liquid smoke. It’s completely optional and can be made without, however if you have liquid smoke or can get some it will really make this low carb BBQ sauce next level! The brand of liquid smoke I use is Colgin, and a little goes a long way!

Colgin Liquid Smoke

If you prefer your BBQ sauce to kick, you can add Franks Hot Sauce or chilli to it too.

Low Carb No Added Sugar BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce

Smoky sweet BBQ sauce but with no added sugars!
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Course: Condiments, Sauces
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: BBQ sauce
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Jo Paterson


  • 200 grams Heinz No Added Sugar Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic salt (or garlic granules/powder & salt)
  • ½ tsp onion granules
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Pure Via brown sugar alternative (or sweetener – optional to taste)
  • water as needed


  • Add tomato ketchup, Worcester sauce, vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic salt, onion granules and liquid smoke to a bowl and stir really well
  • Taste a small amount of the BBQ sauce and add sweetener to taste. Pure Via brown sugar alternative is a brown sweetener which adds a caramelised taste, however other sweeteners will not add this and will only sweeten the sauce, so test and see then add sweetener to your liking (Note: If using a granulated sweetener which is granulated in crystals like sugar, it is best to wait 5-10 minutes then taste to ensure the granules have dissolved)
  • Add water a tbsp at a time as needed to make the BBQ sauce to a consistency where it is pourable but thick enough to stick and coat meat or anything for dipping


Storage: This BBQ sauce will last in a sealed jar or container in the refrigerator for approximately two weeks.
Nutritional info. is based on the whole amount made (approx. 250g of BBQ sauce)
NOTE: For the best outcomes with this recipe, it is best to use the recommended ingredients in the quantities stated.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | of which saturates: 1g | Fibre: 2g | of which sugars: 11g