A classic Carolina gold BBQ sauce made sugar free and keto friendly. The perfect mustard base BBQ sauce for pork, chicken and more!
If you’re no stranger to my website or my Instagram, then you know my love for grilling by now.
While I love all of these sauces, this mustard sauce has my whole heart.
With the popularity of keto and low carb eating over the last few years, it has definitely inspired several keto friendly BBQ products, but they sometimes can be hard to find in stores or seem to be fairly expensive.
Also, I’m just a fan of homemade cooking and this sauce is too easy to make too. So why not?
Find the full recipe details below and read on for some helpful tips and tricks for making this super keto friendly!
- Small Pot
- Measuring Cups/ Spoons
Not much to this one kids, literally dump some stuff in a pot. Stir, heat, repeat and voila. Yummy BBQ mustard sauce!
The best part is this sauce is made up of kitchen staples (minus the keto sweetener) and it has a really great texture.
I find that having a nice sweet and spicy balance to it also balances out the tanginess of the mustard.
To sweeten the sauce, I added my Keto Simple Syrup.
I like using this version of a syrup because it doesn’t re-crystalize (like other low carb sweeteners), has zero after taste, and gives it a nicer, shiny, consistency.
I also love adding my favorite BBQ rub to amp up the flavor. Many times store bought rubs have sugar in them (but often it’s so little) so use what you like or stick to a little smoky paprika, cayenne and tabasco to bring the heat.
Heat everything together in a pot. Once heated through, let it chill out for a bit to mingle and marinade.
Once set for a while, I like to store in a glass jar for up to a week! This sauce is great on chicken and pork!
Looking to master more BBQ recipes while staying keto? Check out these great recipes as well:
Keto Carolina Style BBQ Mustard Sauce
- 3/4 cup Yellow Mustard
- 1/4 cup Keto Simple Syrup or sub Low carb sweetener
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp. Tomato Paste
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 Garlic Clove minced
- 1 tsp Smoky Paprika
- 4-5 dashes Tabasco
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne optional
- In a small pot or saucepan, combine all the ingredients together and whisk until incorporated.
- Allow it to heat on medium low until heated through. Leave over low heat until serving or remove from heat and allow it to rest to room temperature.
- Place the sauce in a jar in the fridge for up to 7 days.