Texas Keto BBQ Sauce

The recipe for this Keto Texas BBQ Sauce is brought to you by Fiesta Brand Seasonings.

This a Texas Keto BBQ Sauce is our go-to sauce for dipping and glazing all of our ribs, chicken and brisket. Not only is it super quick and easy, it’s hands down the best keto BBQ sauce we’ve had and the only keto BBQ sauce that the whole family will eat!  Simple ingredients, 5 minutes to make and overnight in the fridge, this sauce transforms in a sweet, tangy, spicy sauce worthy of topping your favorite smoky barbeque.

I can’t believe Easter weekend is almost here!  I’m sure I’m not alone here when I say Easter just doesn’t feel the same this year but we’re making the best of this situation by just slowing down and enjoying each other, which is something we don’t get to do in the busier part of the year.  That being said, we will be celebrating Easter weekend together doing what we love…grilling and enjoying the outdoors.  

One of our favorite things to barbeque for Easter are ribs…spare ribs or baby back either or both will do!  This recipe is not about the ribs themselves but it’s all about the sauce.  I’ve tried a ton of keto friendly sugar free barbeque sauce and honestly, I haven’t found one that suits my tastes.  Too sweet, not sweet enough, too much vinegar, not enough heat…nothing just right.  This Keto BBQ sauce hits all the notes, its sweet, tangy, a little spicy and it’s just so easy!

baby back ribs topped with Texas keto BBQ Sauce

How to make the keto BBQ Sauce

So, instead of starting with ketchup like so many sauces, the base of this keto BBQ sauce is plain ole tomato sauce.  Use one with no added sugar and with salt and your good to go.  Next, we’re going to sweeten things up with a keto friendly sweetener.  I have use both Lakanto Golden Sweetener and Highkey’s Allulose Blend with great results.  I think the allulose sweetener helps the sauce carmelize a little more when glazing, but for dipping or topping use your favorite sweetener.  For more of a carmelized flavor, use a keto friendly brown suagar substitute.

To spice things up a bit, I pulled out my trusty Fiesta Brand Seasonings and just used the BBQ basics like onion and garlic powder, paprika and black pepper. I like to use coarse black pepper in this sauce, it adds a great peppery heat and is pretty authentic as far as Texas BBQ…we love our coarse pepper!

keto BBQ Sauce with ribs

The Secret to this Keto BBQ Sauce

So, really this sauce could not be easier to prepare. Everything goes into a bowl and get whisked up. The secret to this sauce is letting it sit. The sauce goes into the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours but for the bast flavor 24 hours. The flavors get a chance to mellow and mingle and it creates an incredibly tasty sauce that is amazing on everything from pork to chicken and everything in between!

Texas Keto BBQ Sauce on a spoon

Give this easy Texas Keto BBQ Sauce a try at your next BBQ and let me know with you think!!

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Texas Keto BBQ Sauce

This simple and easy BBQ is a must have for grilling season! The recipe can be doubled or tripled for your needs. Be sure to make it a day in advance for the best flavor!
Prep Time5 minutes
Refrigeration Time1 day
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Sauce
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 13kcal


  • 2 cups (16 oz) tomato sauce (no added sugar)
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce like Texas Pete
  • 2 tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup keto friendly sweetener Ive used Lakanto golden and Highkey Allulose Blend
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt


  • Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and stir well to combine. Pour into a mason jar and store covered in the fridge for 12-24 hours befor using. Use to brush on your favorite grilled meats or as a dipping sauce. Store in the fridge in a jar or in a container with a lid for up to a week.


This recipe yields about 2.5 cups or 20 oz. of sauce and can easily be doubled or halved as needed.
Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary based on ingredients used.  Carbs from erythritiol or keto sweeteners are not included in the calculations since they have no impact on blood sugar.
1 oz. of sauce is about 2 tablespoons


Serving: 1oz. | Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.

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