Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

 Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue is perfect for summertime with the grill going. Use this low sodium barbecue sauce recipe to baste or marinade chicken, or brisket. Keep some ready to pour on top of a bison burger or hamburger. Maybe you will serve it as a picnic meal. Try using it as a dipping sauce for wings! Anyway it is cooked or served, you will eat like your liver is brand new!

low sodium barbecue sauce





Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

15 minutes

Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

This keeps well in the fridge for dipping! I feel almost normal with my low sodium sauces ready to serve!


  • 3 cans no sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 cup No sodium added Ketchup
  • ½ Cup Braggs apple cider vinegar (or your fave brand)
  • ¼ Cup Agave Nectar, Molasses, Honey, Maple syrup or whatever you like to make it as sweet as you want.
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ Onion diced small
  • A dash of liquid smoke if you like (I do not use it for personal health reasons)
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder, Paprika, Ground Red Pepper, Ground mustard and any other seasonings you love.
  • Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy - I just shake and stir til it tastes good.


  1. You can cook this on low til the onions are tender and it gets nice and thick. Keep it in the fridge!
  2. Stir it up and add to any recipe while it is cooking, such as baked beans, or meat.

You can cook this low sodium barbecue sauce recipe and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. There are no preservatives so I have never kept it long than that. We eat it up fast. When I am using it in a slow cooker recipe or to bake something, I do not even cook it first! Just pour it on and let it cook with your meat or beans. Check out the low sodium shopping list. 

All of the spices can be tweaked to suit your taste. I keep a bottle of store bought barbecue sauce for the family to pour on theirs AFTER it is cooked. I know that the meal is low sodium and can eat it with zero guilt!   I hope all of your cooking is with liver loving recipes that well help you to metabolize food better and live with the utmost energy and enjoyment. I wish we could all get together and have a huge picnic with all of our liver loving diet food. We can swap stories about Hepatitis C treatment

More than that, I hope you and your family and friends can share a meal together. Enjoy each other’s company. Live life to the fullest in spite of a diagnosis of cirrhosis, Hepatitis C, or liver disease. Make some memories at the picnic table this summer. Xoxoxoxo from your best friend in the liver loving battle, Karen:)

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6 thoughts on “Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

  1. Sounds delish. My hubby has just been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis related stage 4 cirrhosis after a recent lung transplant. He’s struggling with switching from a CF high sodium diet to a low sodium diet. Another struggle we have is he still has to eat very high calorie/high protein to keep weight on and keep his muscle mass up. This sounds like an awesome alternative for BBQ sauce so he won’t feel so deprived when we have meat. Have you computed the actual sodium per serving? If so, could you share?

    1. Hi Jennifer, I am sorry to hear about your husband. I know Karen has a spot on here called Liver Loving Recipes. It is a drop down in the upper right corner of her blog. I hope that helps you a bit.
      Oh….I am Dee…a friend of Karen’s who is helping her while she recovers from a procedure and waits for her transplant.
      I think it is really difficult to stick to a low salt diet. It can be done, I never use salt. The problem is that there is salt in just about everything. Did you know even milk has some salt in it? I was shocked when I found out. I was also shocked to find out that while salt causes us to hold on to fluid, sugar causes us to hold on to salt. It is a vicious circle. But….it can be done. We just have to find the right combination. I am embarrassed to say that I find a mix of what works and stick with it and my diet gets boring. Like your hubby I need more protein. I have been using protein drinks every morning for breakfast for over a year now. I do think it is helping but I may need more. I hope you and hubby are doing well, take care, Dee

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