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Low Carb Sugar Free BBQ Sauce Recipe – Keto

BBQ sauces offer a variety of choice to flavor our meat to our liking. Making a barbacue sauce sweet, yet naturally low on carb is not a challenge at all.

Sugar-free-bbq-sauce-5-SunCakeMomIf we had to pinpoint the beginning of our culinary demise to one single dish or condiment that should be the BBQ sauce. There isn’t a dish or rather tradition more penetrating into our culture than grilling meat on smoldering charcoals.

If eating together binds a family together then 4th July barbecues binds the nation together. Of course, there are other big celebrations where there are some kind tradition woven into demolishing a big pile of food, like Thanksgiving but these aren’t associated with who we are.

The cradle where barbecues sauce have grown out of, is rooted deep in the land we come from. There isn’t one variety hold as the golden standard and should be used by every one who has ever been touched by the smoke of the dripping fat onto the embers.

Some traditional sauces don’t even have the nowadays deemed crucial sweetening ingredient in them but most of them do call for something to sweeten up the meat. At least in this one, we can’t blame the big food industry.

Sure enough, we can look for someone to blame who didn’t say that sugar was not supposed to be in our meals or sugar should be reserved for special occasions to indulge in, like celebrations or occasional desserts. The question is who would have listened.

Since sugar is so cheap, readily available and above all, delicious why should we have denied this from ourselves?  Probably, we wouldn’t be here musing about sugar free barbecue sauces if we or some of our ancestor did.

This task falls on us. Some generations fight plagues, others expand the horizon of the human race, many wage wars on each other. We have to fight for our existence with ourselves.

It’s kind of ironical that the advancement, we have been making for our society to survive is the underlying cause of our doom. The laziness that made us cultivating crops instead of gathering berries and nuts or using plastic instead of more environmentally taxing materials is what tries to kill us too.

The problem is that our brain is still wired to the hunter gatherer lifestyle and tries to save as much as it can for days that aren’t that fortunate that the day we are today. We are like any kid in the candy shop who can’t manage to leave until spending all of our resources.

It’s easy to point fingers at industrial farming, plastic or candy stores but they are all were invented to solve a more dire problem. Well, candy stores maybe not but these are the symptoms and the problem is mainly us.

If we want to make the world a better place, we have to take a look at the mirror cupboard and make a change.

It is hard to throw out everything we used to love or even worse based our family on and change to something new. But not as bad as trying to cling onto something unhealthy for us only because that’s the only thing we know.

Changes are good. If a seed hasn’t changed it would never be a tree or pesto sauce.

Changing our barbeque sauce doesn’t mean that we have to go sweetless though. There is the simple way of using some sort of unnatural sweetener in place of sugar or a bit more complicated but tastier natural ones like caramelized onion.

There are no rules of what should or shouldn’t go there. The list of BBQ sauces is as diverse as the people who make them.Sugar-free-bbq-sauce-4-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

Caramelized onion:

  • 2 Caramelized Onion
  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil

Sauce:

  • 1 cup / 250ml Pureed tomato (approx. 3 tomato)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Paprika (smoked if any)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid smoke (if smoked paprika isn’t enough or available)

How to make BBQ sauce:

Smoked and Sweet:

  1. Start by making caramelized onion. If artificial sweetener is used skip these steps and start with no.5
  2. Slice up the onions.Onion-sliced-gp-SunCakeMom
  3. Pour oil into a saucepan, add the onions and saute until it gets a glassy / translucent look.Onion-sliced-translucent-glassy-gp-SunCakeMom
  4. Lower the heat and cook while stirring occasionally until it gets a golden brown look for about 20 minutes.Onion-sliced-caramelized-1-gp-SunCakeMom
  5. Pour the pureed tomato into a saucepan and add all the ingredients including the caramelized onions.Sugar-free-bbq-sauce-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  6. Blend everything together. Olive oil from the caramelized onion turns the reddish sauce to an orange shade. It’s normal.Sugar-free-bbq-sauce-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  7. Place the saucepan onto a cooktop and on low to medium heat evaporate the liquid from the sauce until getting the desired thickness.Sugar-free-bbq-sauce-Process-4-SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

 

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Low Carb Sugar Free BBQ Sauce Recipe – Keto
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
 
BBQ sauces offer a variety of choice to flavor our meat to our liking. Making a barbacue sauce sweet, yet naturally low on carb is not a challenge at all.
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American, Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Author: Thomas Brown
Ingredients
Smoked & Sweet:
  • Caramelized onion:
  • 2 Caramelized Onion
  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup / 250ml Pureed tomato approx. 3 tomato
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Paprika smoked if any
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid smoke if smoked paprika isn't enough or available
Instructions
Smoked and Sweet:
  1. Start by making caramelized onion. If artificial sweetener is used skip these steps and start with no.5
  2. Slice up the onions.
  3. Pour oil into a saucepan, add the onions and saute until it gets a glassy / translucent look.
  4. Lower the heat and cook while stirring occasionally until it gets a golden brown look for about 20 minutes.
  5. Pour the pureed tomato into a saucepan and add all the ingredients including the caramelized onions.
  6. Blend everything together. Olive oil from the caramelized onion turns the reddish sauce to an orange shade. It's normal.
  7. Place the saucepan onto a cooktop and on low to medium heat evaporate the liquid from the sauce until getting the desired thickness.

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