Super Quick Low Carb BBQ Sauce Recipe

BBQ sauce recipes are wildly popular all over the United States and the world simply because we all love to eat meat.

When we talk of meat, we are referring to meat products from domesticated animals like pigs, cows and poultry (i.e., chickens and turkeys), among others.

All of these meat products are suitable for use together with a low carbohydrate and tasty sauce.

Why Are Low Carb Recipes Better For You?

We can cite numerous reasons of which the following are the most generally-accepted within the community of health professionals including doctors, nutritionists and researchers:

Weight Loss – This is the primary reason a low carb diet is adopted by individuals since scientific studies have proven its efficacy in this regard.

Improved Triglycerides and Increased HDL– This is linked to lower risks for cardiovascular diseases like strokes, hypertension and heart attacks.

Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Improved Insulin Sensitivity- This are most helpful to pre-diabetics, diabetics and others who have health issues related to their glucose levels.

With these benefits to low carb recipes, we suggest enjoying its benefits. Start with the sauce discussed below and then experiment with other recipes as you gain more appreciation for the delicious dishes.

Why BBQ Sauce?

Before we discuss the ingredients and procedure for making a low carb barbecue sauce, let’s first discuss what it is.

Keep in mind that most, if not all, store-bought and homemade sauces have high sugar content. Sugar equals carbohydrates in health experts’ books.

Take a look at the nutrition labels: Each 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce contain 12 to 15 grams of sugar.

Let’s own up to it.

Nobody uses just 2 tablespoons to marinate and baste their meat products!

Plus, store-bought sauces contain plenty of artificial flavors, preservatives and additives, all of which are harmful to health in many ways.

It must be emphasized that a low carb BBQ sauce contains substantially lower amounts of sugar for each 2 tablespoons of serving.

This is because the sweetener used in the sauce is made from healthy alternative sweeteners like Splenda or diet cola although you need not necessarily make your sauce sweet to be delicious either.

Quick and Easy Recipe:

Prepare the following ingredients:

  • 2 strips of thick bacon, chopped until fine
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 clove minced garlic)
  • 1 6-ounce oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 12-ounce diet cola
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free
  • 3 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves
  • Hot sauce according to your preferences

The steps for making this sauce are:

  1. Using a 2-quart saucepan, fry the bacon until crisp.
  2. Add the minced onion until transparent. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds or so.
  3. Add the rest of ingredients along with ½ cup of water. Stir and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste.

How healthy is it? Think of just 3.5 grams of carbohydrates for each serving.

You now have 10 servings of ¼ cup each of a delectable, healthy and easy-to-store low carb BBQ sauce.