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Spicy Chocolate BBQ Sauce

|Spicy Chocolate BBQ Sauce

Before I get to my recipe, I'd like to announce that my new book, The KetoDiet Cookbook is available for pre-order now. It will be out this autumn and will be packed with 150 delicious low-carb, paleo & primal recipes!

So I though that this was a perfect opportunity to share a recipe from the KetoDiet Apps. I really love this BBQ sauce. Although there are more ingredients used, the preparation is simple: just mix it, boil it, chill it & store it! If you have my home-made ketchup already prepared, it literally takes just a few minutes to make. It adds an amazing flavour to meat dishes such as BBQ Pork Ribs or even fried eggs which is how I like to eat them! In fact, this keto-friendly BBQ sauce seems to be popular in the KetoDiet Apps :-)

Brian: "... By the way, love the app! Such great, useful information and the recipes are awesome! Fat bombs, home-made protein bars and that chocolate BBQ sauce are all new to me and I love them. Keep up the good work!"

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Preparation time

Overall

Nutritional values (per serving / 2 tbsp / 30 g / 1 oz):

1.8 grams 0.9 grams 0.54 grams 2.2 grams 1.3 grams 29 calories
Total Carbs2.7grams
Fiber0.9grams
Net Carbs1.8grams
Protein0.54grams
Fat2.2grams
of which Saturated1.3grams
Energy29kcal
Potassium & Magnesiumtrace

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (25%), protein (8%), fat (68%)

Ingredients (makes 1 medium jar / 1 ½ cups):

Instead of the listed sweeteners, you can try other healthy low-carb sweeteners from this list. The reason I'm using both Erythritol and stevia is to mask the aftertaste some of the sweeteners may have.

Instructions:

  1. Weigh or measure all the ingredients. Peel and mash the garlic. Place everything into a saucepan: the ketchup, butter, garlic, ...
    |Spicy Chocolate BBQ Sauce
  2. ... coconut aminos, vinegar, ...
    Coconut aminos is a healthier alternative to soy sauce and is recommended as a healthy substitute on paleo diets. You can use any vinegar you like such as apple cider or white / red wine vinegar or even try making your own fruit vinegar. |Spicy Chocolate BBQ Sauce
  3. ... smoked salt, cacao powder, paprika, chili powder, Erythritol and stevia. Cover with a lid, cook for 5-10 minutes over a medium heat. When done, take off the heat.
    You can adjust the spiciness by using either mild or extra hot chili powder. |Spicy Chocolate BBQ Sauce
  4. Done! Transfer in a glass jar and keep in the fridge up to a month or preserve for longer (water-bath canning works best). |Spicy Chocolate BBQ Sauce Try with BBQ Pork Ribs and don't forget to also check out my Blackberry BBQ Sauce! |Spicy Chocolate BBQ Sauce

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Comments (16)

I just made this using your homemade ketchup recipe. I added a teaspoon of liquid smoke and used Chipotle chili powder as the chili powder. It was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe. I love BBQ sauce but it is so hard to find good low carb BBQ sauce.

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I've never tried liquid smoke but it sounds like something I have to "test"! Smile

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Wow! Great flavor and I had all of the ingredients at home! Thanks for your amazing work!

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Thank you! I hope you like it Smile

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Love this!  Only change I made was to reduce the cocoa powder by half and I used soy sauce because I cant get amnios.

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Thank you! Smile

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Great recipe! I came here looking for a keto version of Sweet Baby Ray's -- something smoky and sweet. This was perfect. I did add 1 tsp. each of liquid smoke and worcestershire sauce, to deepen the flavors.

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Thank you! That sounds like a great addition! Smile

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I found your website just yesterday. I made your ketchup and then your Spicy Chocolate Barbecue sauce. That sauce is incredibly good. I will be making a pork loin in the crockpot today and am excited to try the barbecue sauce on it. I am so glad I found your website. I have saved you to my favorites and look forward to trying more of your recipes.

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Thank you Teri, I hope you like it! Smile

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I was looking for the Spicy Chocolate BBQ sauce recipe. The link brings me to this page, with the recipe for the ribs, but no recipe for the BBQ sauce!

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Thank you so much for noticing, Terri! I must have accidentally uploaded the wrong recipe when I was making some changes on the blog. Thanks again - it's all working now Smile

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Since I'm allergic to tomatoes, I'm gonna try a variation/shortcut here:  using Sambal Oelek (which is chili paste with garlic already in it), and going from there.  I'll report back.

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Thank you - sure, please, do!

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Hi Martina, I just wanted to let you know that I'm totally getting your book!!! Can't wait for it to be published Smile

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Thank you Kelly! Smile

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