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Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce

A delicious smoky homemade Sugar Free BBQ sauce that is perfect for ribs, pulled pork, chicken, or even veggies. This tasty Whole BBQ sauce is vegan and free of refined sugar.
a jar of whole30 bbq sauce with garlic and parsley

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A delicious smoky homemade Sugar Free Barbeque sauce that is perfect for ribs, pulled pork, chicken, or even veggies. This tasty Whole BBQ sauce is vegan and free of refined sugar.

a jar sugar free barbeque sauce with garlic and parsley

I have a thing for sauces. Whether it is putting homemade Cilantro Chimichurri on eveeeeerything, or drizzling some Gluten-Free Cheese Sauce or Chipotle Sauce over a big plate of veggies, I love how a sauce can change the flavor profile of food.

What Ingredients Are in Whole30 BBQ Sauce?

  • Tomato paste
  • Pineapple (related: How to Freeze Pineapple)
  • Liquids – apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos (or soy sauce if you eat gluten), yellow mustard, liquid smoke (optional), balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • Onion & fresh garlic
  • Spices – smoked paprika, black pepper, chili powder, celery seed, sea salt
tomato paste, coconut aminos, and other ingredients for making paleo barbecue sauce

How to Use Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

Listen, I’m not telling you how to live your life (confession: that is exactly what I am doing), but it would be a total shame to not dip some Frozen Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries in this paleo barbecue sauce.

Mix equal parts bbq sauce with Whole30 mayo or plain Greek yogurt if you consume dairy (related: Easy Instant Pot Yogurt) to make the perfect dipping sauce for Air Fryer Green Bean Fries or Blistered Shishito Peppers. It’s also a key ingredient in our Instant Pot Cowboy Beans.

You can also take any leftovers from a Dry Brine Roasted Chicken and shred to make BBQ chicken salad or wraps. And while it’s not remotely Whole30 compliant, make this BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese when you’re off round.

Here’s How to Make Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce

*Detailed and printable recipe card available at the bottom of the post.

Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan and cook on medium-low for 20 minutes. If your sauce becomes too thick, add water 2 tbsp at a time to thin. Pro tip: use a larger pan than you think you need to avoid splatter while stirring.

two photos showing how to make and cook whole30 barbecue sauce
Yeah, these are the least appetizing photos ever. I get it! But it’s worth it for this delicious homemade BBQ sauce

Transfer to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If you prefer a thinner sauce, slowly add additional water, apple cider vinegar, or balsamic vinegar to thin.

sugar-free bbq sauce in a food processor

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Homemade Whole30 BBQ sauce will last for two weeks in the fridge. You can totally freeze it too! Freeze in Souper Cubes or small wide-mouth canning jars.
  • If you’re not gluten-free, you can sub in soy sauce for the coconut aminos. 
  • Sub in balsamic vinegar for half of the water for a deeper and darker homemade sauce.
  • You can use 5-7 dates soaked in hot water in lieu of the pineapple.

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WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

a jar of whole30 bbq sauce with garlic and parsley
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Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
A delicious smoky homemade Sugar Free BBQ sauce that is perfect for ribs, pulled pork, chicken, or even veggies. This tasty Whole BBQ sauce is vegan and free of refined sugar.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan and cook on medium-low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    6 oz tomato paste, 3/4 cup pineapple, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp smoked paprika, 3 cloves garlic, 1/2 cup onion, 1 tsp salt, 3 tbsp yellow mustard, 2 tbsp coconut aminos, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp celery seed, 1/2 cup water
  • If your sauce becomes too thick during the cooking process, add additional water 2 tbsp at a time to thin.
  • Transfer to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If the sauce is a bit too thick for your tastes, slowly add additional water, apple cider vinegar, or balsamic vinegar to thin.

Notes

  1. Homemade BBQ sauce will last for two weeks in the fridge. You can totally freeze it too!
  2. Optional: add 1 tsp of liquid smoke per batch for an even smokier flavor.
  3. Sub in balsamic vinegar for half of the water for a deeper and darker homemade sauce.
  4. You can use 5-7 dates soaked in hot water in lieu of the pineapple.
Nutrition Facts
Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 6.6mg8%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments on “Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce”

  1. Thia BBQ sauce is delicious5 stars