We all know that the South and barbecue just go together. I have to confess I love barbecue, but had to give up the sauces a couple of years ago when I figured out that most store bought sauces had caramel coloring in them. I have migraines, and one of the triggers is caramel coloring. It took me a long time to figure that out, about a year of daily migraines actually. Since then I am astonished with how many store bought items have caramel coloring in it. So I have had to do without. Last year started experimenting with keto barbecue sauce recipes, because I was really missing that delectable barbecue flavor. After much experimenting I came up with this sauce. I have also included my slow cooker pulled pork recipe. It is a great easy recipe to just throw in the crock pot when you have a busy day and need an easy dinner.
1 cup water
4 T granular Swerve (can use stevia as well)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 T Kerry-gold butter
1 tsp ancho chili seasoning
2 tsp dried chopped onions
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
8 oz tomato sauce
1/2 tsp Xantham Gum (optional: helps thicken it)
1. Combine water and Swerve in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until the Swerve is dissolved.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients
3. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to a simmer.
4. Let simmer for at least 30 minutes without the xantham gum, about 15 minutes with the xantham gum.
*Note the longer you simmer it the more the flavors will incorporate and taste even better.
Keto Pulled Pork (crock pot recipe)
4 lbs pork loin
1 T coconut oil
2 T light balsamic vinaigrette dressing
4 tsp dried chopped onions
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Instructions: 1. Place your pork loin, fat side up in your crock pot.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients on top of the pork loin.
3. Rub spices into the top of the pork loin, making sure to cover all of it.
4. Turn your slow cooker (crock pot) to high
5. Cook for 7 hours.
6. You will know it is done when you can stick a fork in it, twisting and the meat just pulls a part.
Note: I usually turn the crock pot on to cook over night, be warned the wonderful smell of the pulled pork might wake you up.
Serving size: 1 oz
Total Carbs 3.6 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Net carbs: 3.3 g
Fat 1.2 g
Protein 0.2 g
Serving Size: 4 oz
Total carbs: 0.7 g
Protein 29.7 grams
*These macros were calculated using the ingredient brands I had on hand. Please calculate your own.