Sugar-Free Tomato Sauce Recipe and BBQ Sauce Variation

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Sugar-Free Tomato Sauce Recipe

So many of the Tomato Sauces out there are absolutely loaded with sugar, salt, preservatives and other nasties. As soon as you try a homemade version, you’ll never go back! The ones from the supermarket just taste so sickly sweet!

Try this sugar-free tomato sauce recipe. I’ve also included the additions to make for a BBQ sauce.

Serves: 30-40 (makes about a jar)
Time: 1hr 15 min
Other info: GF, DF, V, SF, Paleo


For Tomato Sauce

  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes or 3 cups crushed fresh tomatoes (if using tinned tomatoes, try to use ones with minimal added sugar and salt)
  • ½ a brown onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 80mL Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch Cayenne (more if you like it hot, adjust to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup homemade tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1-2 tsp Liquid smoke (adjust to taste for smokiness) – I use Tone’s Liquid Smoke. You can find this in Geelong at Harvey’s of Highton.


For Tomato Sauce

  1. Put all ingredients in a pot and stir together.
  2. Bring to boil, stirring to ensure spices are dissolved.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 50-60 min until sauce is quite thick, stirring occasionally.
  4. Adjust for flavour as desired (salt/pepper/spice/flavour variations).
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. If you like a chunky tomato sauce then just pop it straight in a jar and store in the fridge. If you prefer a smoother sauce then blitz it in a blender/food processor and also store in a jar in the fridge. It will keep for about a month.

For BBQ Sauce

  1. Stir ingredients together in a bowl. Adjust for taste as desired.
  2. Store in a jar in the fridge.

Sugar-Free Tomato Sauce Recipe

Flavour variations!

  • Some fresh or dried herbs like basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary also make lovely additions.

Macronutrients Per Serve:

Nutrition Facts
Servings 30.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 68mg 3%
Potassium 5 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 2 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 2 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 0 g 1%
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 0 %


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