LOW CALORIE Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Low Calorie Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

This low calorie homemade BBQ sauce recipe is easy, and delicious. Our 20 calorie, honey bourbon sauce is the best BBQ sauce recipe we’ve ever had, and I’m sure you’re going to love it as well!

Most barbecue sauce recipes call for a lot of sugar, a lot of oil, and often a lot of preservative packed ketchup. But our BBQ recipe has hardly any oil, just a small amount of honey, and it’s packed full of flavor.

Low Calorie Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

In this article, you’ll learn how to make BBQ sauce recipes from scratch, with our easy to make barbeque sauce recipe.

Making BBQ sauce from scratch, is easier, and more satisfying than one might imagine. You likely already have all the barbecue sauce spices, and most ingredients bbq sauce require in your pantry already.

This homemade BBQ sauce recipe is just 20 calories…

Low Calorie Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

In this article, I will show you how to make a BBQ sauce from scratch. And we make this homemade BBQ sauce easy with our helpful sections, like a printable recipe card, shopping list, nutrition label, and more.

This low-calorie recipe barbecue sauce is so good, you’ll want to add it to everything! We love it on steaks, ribs, chicken, tofu, and even on vegetable kebabs.

This helpful article will supply you with everything you need to make BBQ homemade sauce recipes…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for BBQ Sauce Recipes (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Homemade Barbecue Sauce
  • Low Calorie Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in BBQ Sauces

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin our homemade BBQ sauce recipe to Pintrest so it’s safely stored for you.

Up next, ingredients for BBQ sauce in a handy shopping list form…

Ingredients for BBQ Sauce Recipes

There may be a lot of homemade barbeque sauce ingredients below, but I think if you look closely you’ll notice you most likely have the majority of the ingredients in your pantry already.

Low Calorie Tip: Use Olive oil spray in place of drizzling olive oil or adding butter. It lets off a very fine mist, so you can sauté the shallots and garlic without adding lots of extra calories.

Low Calorie Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

You likely have most of these ingredients in your pantry already… so don’t let the list of BBQ sauce ingredients scare you off!

Shopping List for Bourbon Honey BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

  • Olive oil spray
  • Shallot
  • Garlic cloves 
  • Bourbon
  • Vegetable or chicken stock
  • Tomato paste
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Dijon mustard
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Chili in adobo sauce
  • Honey

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie homemade BBQ sauce recipe you want to make, and it will do all the math for you!

This honey bourbon homemade BBQ sauce recipe packs in the flavor for less calories. We combine vegetable or chicken stock with the bourbon so we don’t need as much booze. Both cutting calories, and cost.

Up next, a how to make homemade barbecue sauce guide…

How to Make Homemade Barbecue Sauce

This low calorie honey bourbon barbecue sauce recipe is easy and delicious.

Below you will find a “how to guide” and a freezing guide. So you can have homemade BBQ sauce available to you all the time.

Special Tip: You can find the measurements, ingredients, nutrition and the directions below all in the recipe card in the next section. The sharable recipe card contains all you need to make homemade BBQ sauce from scratch!

How to Make Barbecue Sauce:

  1. Heat a large sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Spray with olive oil and add in the shallots, cook for 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Pour in the bourbon and stock, and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. (This will cook off the alcohol, making it a family friendly recipe)
  5. Add in the remaining ingredients and 1 cup of water. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often for 10 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 45 minutes, stirring often to avoid burning.
  7. When the sauce has thickened and reduced by 1/3, remove from heat and cool (it will thicken much more as it cools!)
  8. Keep the homemade barbecue sauce in an airtight container, it will hold in the fridge for up to 7 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.

BBQ Sauce Freezing Guide:

1. Making from scratch BBQ sauce recipes can be very easy. I like doubling this recipe, and freezing half of it in ice cube trays.

2. Once frozen, I pop out the barbecue sauce ice cubes, add them to a gallon freezer bag, and I have homemade BBQ sauce available to me anytime I want it.

Up next, a sharable recipe card for homemade barbecue sauce recipes…

Low Calorie Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

This honey bourbon homemade BBQ sauce recipe is low in calories and packed full of flavor.

We cut the calories by lowering the sugar, and by using olive oil spray when sautéing the shallots and garlic.

Low Calorie Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Honey Bourbon Homemade Barbecue Sauce {LOW CALORIE}

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This low calorie homemade barbecue sauce recipe is packed full of flavor, but just 20 calories per tablespoon.
This amazing honey bourbon barbecue sauce recipe tastes just like your favorite BBQ restaurant, but without all the added sugar, oil, and other high calorie ingredients.
Try our healthy honey bourbon barbecue sauce on all your favorite barbecue recipes, it's great on chicken, ribs, steak, corn, and kebabs.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings
Calories 20 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 chili in adobo sauce minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Spray with olive oil and add in the shallots, cook for 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the bourbon and stock, and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and 1 cup of water. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 45 minutes, stirring often to avoid burning.
  • When the sauce has thickened and reduced by 1/3, remove from heat and cool (it will thicken much more as it cools!)
  • Keep the homemade barbecue sauce in an airtight container, it will hold in the fridge for up to 7 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 20kcalCarbohydrates: 3.2gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 2.4gCalcium: 4mgIron: 0mg
Keyword BBQ, sauce
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Nutrition and Calories in BBQ Sauces

Not all BBQ sauces are low in calories or healthy. Our’s is both!

We limited the sugar and oil, but packed this honey bourbon BBQ sauce recipe with lots of flavor… So no one will realize they are having a low calorie BBQ sauce.

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