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Low Carb Cola BBQ Sauce

Low Carb BBQ Sauce – Sugar Free BBQ Sauce Recipe

Join us as we create an all-natural, low carb barbecue sauce using Zevia Cola! This keto BBQ sauce is very easy to make and results in a spicy, tangy, lightly sweet, sugar-free barbecue sauce for your favorite grilled meats.

Low Carb Cola BBQ Sauce

4 from 3 votes
Recipe by Wes Shoemaker – Highfalutin’ Low Carb Course: CondimentCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This keto BBQ sauce is very easy to make and results in a spicy, tangy, lightly sweet, sugar-free barbecue sauce for your favorite grilled meats.


  • 1/2 c. 1/2 diced onion

  • 2 cloves 2 minced garlic

  • 1/4 c. 1/4 butter

  • 1 can 1 Zevia Cola or Dr. Zevia

  • 13 bottle 13 bottle of no-sugar-added ketchup

  • instant espresso powder

  • 2 Tbsp 2 Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 Tbsp 2 apple cider vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp 1 yellow mustard

  • 1 Tbsp 1 chili powder of choice (ancho, chipotle, etc.)

  • 1 tsp 1 liquid smoke

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt (omit if using salted butter)


  • Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Saute the onions and garlic until soft. Do not burn the garlic!
  • Add the can of cola, the unsweetened ketchup along with the remaining ingredients and simmer over medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes or until the BBQ sauce reaches the desired consistency.
  • Using a blender or stick blender, blend the sauce until smooth.

Recipe Video


  • Other zero-calorie sodas may work in place of Zevia.

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Nutrition Facts

20 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories31
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2.3g 4%
    • Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
      • Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
    • Protein 0g 0%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


      1. I just made this today for our Instant Pot pork tenderloin that I am making later today. I don’t buy Zevia, so I used the diet cola that I had and added stevia drops to taste. I think I’ll try it with Swerve next time. I also didn’t have liquid smoke, because I’m not real crazy about “smoke” flavor. I did have Heinz low carb ketchup and used it. I’m with you, I didn’t blend it, because I like the little chunks. I really enjoyed your video and the BBQ sauce tastes really good.

      2. Wes, Can you do a taste test of all of the low carb bbq sauces and make some recommendations?

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        The commercially available keto bottled sauces?

      4. I’ve made it, the only thing I omitted was the liquid smoke. Only because I forget to buy it. I did add a squeeze of lemon. Next time I’ll use the liquid smoke and also add a little sukrin gold. Good sauce, FAR better than any bottled low carb sauces. Sadly, ya can’t buy a decent keto bbq sauce. Ya gotta make it.

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