RECIPE: Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

Sweet & Savory BBQ sauce is a MUST for your grilled meats and veggies! Try a Sugar-Free version as a healthy option.


  • 2 ½ 6-oz cans Tomato Paste
  • ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Erythritol such as Swerve*
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
  • 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 ½ cups Water (more or less as needed)


  1. Wisk all ingredients together in a medium saucepan, adding the water last. Slowly add water until you reach the consistency of BBQ sauce.
  2. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Turn down to medium-low and cover, stirring often, for 20 minutes or until it becomes slightly thickened.
  3. Store in a mason jar in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze in freezer bags.


*Erythinol is a sugar alcohol which is a natural byproduct of fermenting corn or birch. It has no aftertaste and will not impact blood sugar. If preferred, you may substitute granulated Splenda or Stevia.




Written by: Julie Kuehn RD,LD ACE CPT

Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer