Keto Carolina Style BBQ Mustard Sauce

Keto Carolina Style BBQ Mustard Sauce

“Switch it up on the grill this summer with this keto, sugar free Carolina Style BBQ mustard sauce. It’s a little sweet, spicy, and tangy too!”

If you’re no stranger to my website or my Instagram, then you know my love for grilling by now. If you don’t, now you’ve officially been warned. 

As more people (outside of the die hard griller like me) gear up for another summer season of barbecuing, I was looking for a few ways to switch up my sauce game, while keeping things keto and sugar free.

The popularity of keto and low carb eating over the last few years 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 (in case you also didn’t know I sort of, kind of, life to cook too) 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! 

Keto Carolina Style BBQ Mustard Sauce

“School” Supplies:

  • Small Pot
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cups/ Spoons

“Class” Notes:

Not much to this one kids, literally dump some stuff in a pot. Stir, heat, repeat and voila. Yummy BBQ mustard sauce!

Ok, so there are maybe a few extra parts but that’s basically the short and easy version. What I do love about this sauce is that it’s made up mostly of kitchen staples 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.

Keto Carolina Style BBQ Mustard Sauce

To sweeten the sauce, I added my Keto Simple Syrup. I like using this version of a syrup because it doesn’t recrystalize (like other low carb sweeteners), has zero after taste, and gives it a nicer, shiny, consistency. For spice I prefer a favorite BBQ rub. Many times these have some turbinado sugar in them (it’s so little and I love this so it’s worth it to me) so use what you like or stick to a little smoky paprika, cayenne and tabasco to bring the heat.

Keto Carolina Style BBQ Mustard Sauce

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!

Be sure to check out my favorite Keto Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce recipe too! It’s just as easy to make and goes great on BBQ. 

Low Carb Smoky BBQ Sauce

Looking to master more BBQ recipes while staying keto? Check out these great recipes as well:

Keto All Purpose BBQ Rub

Sugar Free Keto Alabama White Sauce

Keto Chipotle Smoked Ribs

Keto BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Cauliflower Bacon Mac and Cheese

Bon Appeteach,


Yield: 1.5 Cups

Keto Carolina Style BBQ Mustard Sauce

Keto Carolina Style BBQ Mustard Sauce

Switch it up on the grill this summer with this keto, sugar free Carolina Style BBQ mustard sauce. It's a little sweet, spicy, and tangy too!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  1. 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.


Nutritional information was obtained using My Fitness Pal. Nutritional information may vary based on the products you use so this is just meant to be a guideline. Always calculate your own nutritional information for accuracy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 tbsp.

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g