Recipe: Sweet And Sassy Reduced Sugar BBQ Sauce

Dips + Sauces Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

It can be tricky to find the right BBQ sauce. Not too spicy and not too sweet. I came up with recipe out of desperation when we ran out of BBQ sauce as I was about to serve a huge group. I created this recipe and everyone loved it, so now I don’t buy it from the store. I just whip up this easy, reduced sugar recipe. Traditional BBQ sauce has around 19 grams of sugar per serving. This homemade sweet and sassy reduced sugar recipe has only 9 grams of sugar per serving and makes an extremely tasty addition to any meal.


Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8 serving(s)


  • 1/2 cup organic ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce


  1. Simply mix all the ingredients together and heat in a pan until the sugar dissolves, or microwave for 1 minute.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Calories: 18

Carbohydrates: 11 gram(s)

Sugar: 9 gram(s)

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