Low Carb Recipes: Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Low carb recipes and bbq sauce are staples at our house. The problem is that I love good food, and sometimes I can’t have things I’d like to have because of the high carb count. One thing I really enjoy is barbecued foods. With Southern food, “barbecued” generally means anything that’s smothered in a sweet and/or spicy sauce and cooked. These items might be grilled, smoked, or baked in the oven. Most of the barbecue sauces I like, however, are loaded with sugars and carbs. Since I didn’t want to give up one of my favorite tastes, I came up with my own low carb barbecue sauce. It’s really delicious! I use it on burgers, chicken, steaks, pork chops, pulled pork, spare ribs, baby back ribs, and more. Give it a try!

Holle’s Low Carb Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 2/3 cup low-carb ketchup ( I like Heinz and Walden Farms)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Splenda
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  •  1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Red pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

Directions: Blend all ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook for about 45-60 seconds in the microwave, until butter melts. Stir well. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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