No sugar or ketchup bbq sauce recipe.

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by aintrite69, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. aintrite69

    aintrite69 Fire Starter

    Do one of you guys/gals have a sauce that I can make without sugar or ketchup? I'm on this "Atkins type diet" supporting my wife, while she is on it and we both like sauce, so I need a sauce to make. Any ideas, recipes, or point me in the right direction would be very helpful please.
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Apparently liquid Splenda is nearly carb free. So you could make a mustard based sauce using that as a sweetener. The powdered stuff contains maltodextrin, and is apparently almost 100% carbs, so probably not so good for what you're trying to do.
  3. Hello.. Interesting.  It may depend on what meat you are smoking.  Almost 99% of all BBQ sauce is ketchup/sugar based.  You say you like "sauce".  Is it BBQ sauce you are talking about or you just like some "sauce" with your meat?  An Au Jus or a "smoked gravy" is an option.  If you are asking for a ketchup/sugar free BBQ sauce you may be hard pressed to find one.  If an Au Jus or gravy is an option Chef Jimmy has a great Au Jus recipe.  We might have more options for that type of "sauce/gravy".  If you want a tomato based "sauce" without sugar and or? you are headed towards Italian food "style" to my way thinking.  Been wrong before.  Just an opinion.  Keep Smokin!

    Last edited: Jun 9, 2015
  4. aintrite69

    aintrite69 Fire Starter

    Dang never thought of Au Jus an option. I was talking about bbq sauce and ketchup or sugar. I can use a tomato base sauce, but it can't be manufactured ketchup as it has sugar in it. I knew it would be probably be far and few between to find a bbq sauce without either one of those.

    I like mustard but when I mentioned to my wife about maybe using mustard as a base she turned up her nose at me.

    It is killing me because I have Jeffs bbq sauce and PGSmokers BDSE both in my fridge and can't use either.
  5. Lots of folks substitute tomato sauce for ketchup.  I was in your shoes when my wife did the Paleo diet and I just found tomatoes with no added sugar and seemed to work pretty well. 
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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