This quick and easy sugar-free barbecue sauce recipe is naturally sweet and tangy, and you can make it in about 10 minutes! It's low carb, paleo, keto and Whole30 friendly.
Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
I am a huge fan of barbecue sauce, but I'll admit I haven't had much of it lately. I avoid bottled sauces since they generally have a lot of processed food ingredients like high fructose corn syrup. And most homemade barbecue sauce recipes start with ketchup, have a lot of added sugar, or have to cook for hours.
I wanted to come up with one that was quick and easy, with just a few real food ingredients (bonus, they are all simple ingredients I keep in my pantry!). My paleo peach barbecue sauce recipe has no ketchup and no added sugar or sweeteners. And you can cook it in about 10 minutes!
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How to make homemade BBQ Sauce
Barbecue sauce has to have some sweetness, a tangy kick, a little smokiness and a little heat. This sauce gets its sweetness from peaches. I used frozen peaches because that's all I had. But I think it would be even better with fresh peaches.
The sauce's tanginess comes from apple cider vinegar. I used bacon fat (from sugar-free bacon) to cook the shallots, so that adds a little smokiness and rich flavor. And the chipotle pepper flakes add a little smoky heat. With just a quick saute, a little simmering and blending it all together, you've got a delicious barbecue sauce.
This sugar-free barbecue sauce is amazing on pulled pork (I've got a great trick for making pulled pork in the slow cooker). And I love it on burgers, ribs, or grilled chicken. But I've got some turkey thighs in the fridge that are calling out for this yummy paleo peach barbecue sauce. So that's what's for dinner tonight.
This easy homemade barbecue sauce recipe has no added sugar or sweeteners.
Cook shallots in bacon fat until soft, about 3 - 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer stirring frequently for about 5 minutes.
- Transfer to high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
For vegan/vegetarian: use coconut oil for cooking fat
Serving size is 2 tablespoons.
More sugar-free sauces and condiments
- Chimichurri Sauce
- Paleo Cocktail Sauce
- Paleo Ranch Dressing
- How To Make Mayonnaise
- Italian Dressing Recipe
What's one condiment you can't live without? Let me know in the comments below!