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sugar free bbq sauce in a jug

Smoky Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

This is a delightfully simple and quick to make healthy sugar free Smoky BBQ sauce.  Its made on
the stovetop, no blender or special gadgets required.  This is a healthy sauce with lots of flavour that you can make in minutes and eat right away.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 53kcal
Author Kim



  • Add the tomato puree/passata to a pot on medium to high heat, stir for 1 minute until heated
  • Add the apple sauce and stir through. Next add the tomato paste, honey, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce and vinegar and stir for a further 3 minutes until hot (don’t bring it to the boil as this will thin it our too much)
  • Add the garlic salt, onion salt, ground paprika and smoked paprika and stir through.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Pour sauce into a jug with a spout and pour into sauce bottle (I used glass, but plastic sauce bottles would work too.) Secure lid tightly and refrigerate overnight before using.


  1. Quantity: This recipe makes about 1 cup
  2. Storage: Sauce will keep for 7 days in the fridge, in an air tight container or bottle.
  3. Apple sauce/apple puree: avoid buying apple sauce from the big supermarkets as they are loaded with sugar. Instead, you can purchase unsweetened applesauce from most health food shops or you can try making your own.
  4. To Serve: Toss through pulled pork or bbq chicken and made into sliders, with ribs, your favourite steak, and of course meatballs. 
  5. Smokiness: To up the smokiness, add ½ teaspoon of liquid smoke
  6. Freezing:  not recommended


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g