Sugar-free Barbecue Sauce

Author: Leanne Vogel
Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 11 mins
Serves: 8

6-Ingredient homemade sugar-free barbecue sauce that’s just so darn good!


½ cup sugar-free pasta sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon mustard powder
1 garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
⅛ – ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste


Add all ingredients to a your food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
Pour ingredients into a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a light boil over medium-low heat. Boil for 5 minutes.
Allow to cool and store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.

Pasta sauce: sugar-free pasta sauce exists… you just have to read the labels very carefully. It doesn’t have to be the fancy kind either. I was able to find a Superstore brand pasta sauce that was free of gluten and sugar. Woo!

My Notes:

I checked the sugar free pasta sauce listed here. It is Eden Foods Pizza Pasta Sauce. There is no added sugar. However, there are 4 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup from the tomatoes. In my opinion, if you cannot find this type of sauce in your grocers, you could use tomato paste or sauce (check label for added sugar) and add your own spices like basil, oregano, pepper, powdered garlic, powdered onion and thyme.

Also, if you do not have dried mustard, you could use a Tbsp of dijon mustard. Also, if no smoked paprika, use regular paprika or tumeric.

This recipe can be found HERE, just ignore the lentil bake as lentils are not LCHF approved.