Low Carb BBQ sauce

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by markyque, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. markyque

    markyque Smoke Blower

    Hi all...the better half and I are back on a low carb diet.  I've searched low carb sauces but they are kinda old.  Anything new in terms of low carb bbq sauce?  
  2. Marky

     not sure of sauce. but remember lots of herbs make great flavor.

    Happy smoken.

  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    What Style? Kansas City, No. Carolina, Memphis? If you have an idea of what you are looking for, PM me and I will work with you to develop a Custom Sauce...JJ
  4. Unfortunately, we can't post external links anymore and I'm not going to post copyrighted material here illegally, so it's become very difficult to be real helpful.
    Try a Google search..

    Last edited: Jun 3, 2013
  5. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Our own Chef Jimmy J has offered to provide great, personalized help at no cost to members and custom design recipes for the OP, and as well there are many other Chef members too - no external links are necessary; we help our own!  Just have to ask!  Do you know anything that can help personally?  Just add your best!
  6. markyque

    markyque Smoke Blower

    Thanks Guys...PM sent.
  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you, MarkyQue!  Chef Jimmy J will post what he came up with for you when he works out the final tweaks of his custom sauce or sauces so we all can benefit, and add to his long, long line of GREAT recipes he has!  His Au Jus is to die for, btw!  Thank you SO MUCH for asking to give us the opportunity to help!
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Markeyque. Glad to have you and hope this becomes your home for all BBq info.

    Have fun and as always . . .
  9. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very Sharp Eastern Carolina Sauce

    This cuts through the meat more so than just layer a flavor.
    • 1 cup  white vinegar
    • 1 cup  cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon  brown sugar (substitute splenda??????)
    • 1 tablespoon  cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon  hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™), or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon  salt
    • 1 teaspoon  ground black pepper
    White Vinegar...1T.= 0.8 grms of carbs. -0 fiber - 2 calories
    Cider Vinegar....1T = o.9 grms of carbs - o fiber - 2 calories

    the amount of sugar is minimal figuring the servings 2 cups. that's an easy 8 servings.

    1 tablespoon ÷ 8 is pretty small considering its a 1/4 cup per serving

    just watch the carbs in vinegar

    [font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]Alabama White Sauce[/font]
    • 2 cups mayonnaise
    • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  10. markyque

    markyque Smoke Blower

    Thanks SQWIB...how would these sauces be used?  Mopping...dipping?  I'm from the land of ice and snow [​IMG]
  11. Sqwib you are dead on with the "substitute Splenda", or other type of sweetener. If making a tomato based sauce, just use fresh or no sugar added. 

    I made your Alabama White Sauce for some grilled chicken leg qtrs and I have to say, that's my go to for chicken...Divine!!!!

    Here's the carb counts for various vinegars

    Vinegar is often used in cooking to add a tart, acidic flavor to salads and other foods. Here are the carb values for a variety of types of vinegars.

    All values here are for 1 tablespoon. The carbs stated are effective carbs.

    Apple cider vinegar / ACV: 0.9g
    Balsamic vinegar: 2.3g
    Coconut vinegar: 1g
    Malt vinegar: 0g
    Red wine vinegar: 0g
    Rice vinegar: 3.0g
    Sherry vinegar: 0.9g
    White wine vinegar: 1.5g
  12. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The carolina penetrates the meat you can use it anyway you want, just don't apply it on the roll if making sammies or it will be a soggie sammie.

    The alabama is more of a layering sauce and wont penetrate the meat, so I would not mop with it.

    There are some Mustard based sauces you can play with but most have a good amount of sugar.

    Chef Jimmy would probably be able to tweak these for you better than I could.
  13. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     I would like to try tweaking the Alabama for Roast beef sammies by adding a 1/4 cup of horseradish.
  14. This is my NC-style recipe:

    2 cups good apple cider vinegar (Eden Organic or Bragg's, not the cheap crap!)
    2 tablespoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt
    1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
    2 teaspoons crushed cayenne pepper flakes
    2 tablespoons brown sugar

    The USDA nutrition database states that cider vinegar has just 2.22 grams of carbs per cup.

    Splenda Brown Sugar Blend is not the best choice because it's quite high in carbs, 12 net carbs per tablespoon!
    You can easily make your own brown sugar substitute that's VERY low in carbs, one cup of erythritol (1 net gram carbs), 12 drops of liquid sucralose (0 grams net carbs) and 1 tablespoon molasses (15 net carbs). so less that 1 net carb per tablespoon. much less that Splenda Brown Sugar Blend.
    Ez-Sweetz is a good brand of liquid sucralose.

    Carb count in the above recipe:

    Apple Cider Vinegar 4.44 net carbs.
    Kosher Salt 0 net carbs
    Cayenne pepper 1 net carb
    Pepper flake 2 net carbs
    Brown sugar from recipe above 2 net carbs.

    So, about 9.5 net carbs for the whole 2-1/4 cup recipe.

    Have fun!!!

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2013
  15. Here's a thick and rich tomato based sauce that I adapted some time back to be less than 1 gram of net carbs per tablespoon.

    1/2 cup finely minced smoked bacon (0-0=0) 6
    1/2 cup chopped yellow onion (7.47-1.35=6.12) 6
    1 clove garlic minced (.99-.1=.89) 1
    1 small can tomato paste (6 ounces) (32.15-7.0=25.15) 12
    12 ounces of sucralose or stevia sweetened cola (0-0=0) 24 (Waist Watcher brand is sweetened with sucralose)
    3 tablespoons brown mustard (2.48-1.54=.94) 3
    1 tablespoon Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce (3-0=3) 1
    1/4 cup low carb ketchup (Heinz reduced-sugar) 4-0=4) 4
    2 tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle sauce (3-0=3) 2
    2 tablespoons brown sugar substitute (from the recipe I posted above) (2-0=2) 2
    A pinch of ground cloves. (0-0=0) 0
    1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional) (0-0=0) 0
    1/2 tsp. xanthan gum to thicken (optional) (0-0=0) 0

    I caramelize the tomato paste some while making this.

    Makes about 60 tablespoons, at just ~0.75 net carbs per tablespoon.

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2013
  16. markyque

    markyque Smoke Blower

    Thanks Martin...I‘ll give those a try also!
  17. Martin, those look pretty tasty!

    Sqwib, I do add horseradish to my Alabama White Sauce!
  18. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My Alabama White sauce....it's not totally Carb Free....but feel free to play with the amounts.

    1 1/2 Cups of Mayo (use Hellman's Lite)
    1/4 cup of white vinegar
    1 garlic clove minced
    1 Tbs coarse ground pepper
    1 Tbs spicy brown mustard
    1 tsp sugar
    1 tsp salt
    2 tsp horseradish (I have put 3 tsps)

    Stir until blended.  Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours before serving.  Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

    This stuff is fabulous!  It does not have the big bite of the "horsey" either.  Will be one we have for picnics a bunch in our house!

    I totally LOOOOVE this stuff on about everything!

    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013
  19. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Gonna try this one Kat, just placed in my test kitchen.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 5, 2013
  20. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    SQWIB.....let me know what your krewe thinks!  We love it on chicken, raw veggies....almost anything you wanna smother it on!


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