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Homemade Barbecue Sauce (no sugar or MSG)

Homemade Barbecue Sauce (sugar-free, no MSG)

Barbecue sauce made at home with 7 ingredients that add savory-sweet flavor with a bit of spiciness to all your favorite grilled or slow-cooked recipes.

Keyword easy, no-MSG, sugar free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 26 kcal
Author Sarah Pope



  1. Mix the minced garlic with the grated ginger.

  2. Whisk in all the remaining ingredients except the ketchup.

  3. When well blended, mix in the ketchup until smooth.

  4. Enjoy this DIY BBQ sauce with any of your favorite savory meat dishes whether grilled or slow cooked.

Recipe Notes

Substitute tamari sauce for the soy sauce if you are wheat-free.

Substitute organic coconut aminos for the soy sauce if you are soy free. Do not use Bragg's Liquid Aminos as this contains MSG residues from the hydrolyzed soy protein.

Substitute 1/2 tsp garlic powder for the 2 cloves and 1/8 tsp ginger powder for the freshly grated ginger if desired.

Use date syrup instead of honey if you will be using the BBQ sauce for cooking rather than as a condiment at the table.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Barbecue Sauce (sugar-free, no MSG)
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbl)
Calories 26 Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.9g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 542mg23%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 2.5g1%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 2g4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.