Keto and low carb barbecue sauce

Barbecue – love it. Barbecue sauce? Love it too, although it was an acquired taste “imported” from South Africa, as in my country it is not common to add barbecue sauce, we make our ribs and wings simple, with just salt and pepper.

This recipe came instinctively (I told you before, many of my recipe are just like this), as I was adding ingredients to the pan. It is sticky, smoky, spice and so so so delicious!

Enjoy with your ribs, burnt ends, wings, whatever you feel like!


Low carb and keto Barbecue Sauce


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I must confess that barbecue sauce is an "imported" taste from South Africa, as in Portugal our ribs and wings are made with only salt and pepper. I do love it though and this recipe happened just a few days ago. I was cooking short ribs and my son asked me if I had barbecue sauce or if I could make it. And I did make it, adding ingredients and tasting until I was happy with the result.
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Freezable:No

Nutrition per portion

  • 150ml passata di pomodoro
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 tbsp natural sweetener (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 drops hickory liquid smoke extract (optional, but gives it a unique flavor)
  • Put the olive/coconut oil in pan, and add all spices
  • Fry on low heat for a couple of minutes
  • Add the remaining ingredients and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Adjust to taste

Be happy!

Passionate about the ketogenic and lowcarb lifestyle, solo traveler, passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. Amateur photographer, recipe developer, creator of the famous keto perfect bread.

One comment

  1. kathleen paul

    I love your recipes however now I have to go buy more spices cuz i don’t have any of the spices in my pantry


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