Spicy Chocolate BBQ Sauce


Makes 1 + 1/2 cups |  Prep Time 10 mins  |  Total Time  10 mins


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup (240 g/8.5 oz) Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml/1 fl oz) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml/1 fl oz) coconut aminos or fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (10 g/0.4 oz) unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp (20 g/0.7 oz) erythritol or Swerve
  • 5 to 10 drops of Stevia
  • 2 tsp paprika (regular or smoked)
  • 1 tsp chile powder (mild or hot, to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 g/1.1 oz) butter or ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked salt or regular sea salt
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  • Peel and crush the garlic.
  • Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes.  
  • Transfer to a glass jar and keep in the fridge for up to a month.


Serve, Eat, and Enjoy!


Coconut aminos are a healthier alternative to soy sauce and are often recommended as a healthy soy sauce substitute on paleo diets.  Soy products should be eaten in moderation and some of them should be avoided completely.  Unfortunately most soy products come from genetically-modified (GMO) soybeans, and how GMO products affect health is still unclear.  If you decide to use soy products, find ones that are made from non-GMO, fermented, unprocessed soy and that are gluten-free.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: (1 Tbsp/15 g)

  • Total Carbs: 1.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Net carbs: 0.9 g  
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Fat:  1.1 g

A recipe from the “KetoDiet Cookbook” authored by Martina Slajerova