Syn Free BBQ Sauce | Slimming World

We’ve had a number of emails asking for a syn free BBQ Sauce recipe. This is the one we use for our Hunters Chicken and Pulled Pork and it’s that good we thought it deserved a recipe all of it’s own, to make it easier for you guys to find and follow.

Syn Free BBQ Sauce

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

We love BBQ Sauce, but like many of our favourite things, it’s not very Slimming World friendly. There are a lot of BBQ sauce recipes out there and this is our Slimming World version and our favourite.

Just because we use it on Hunters Chicken and Pulled Pork it doesn’t mean we can’t use it for other things right?

This Syn Free BBQ Sauce is perfect for:

You’ll notice that this recipe calls for BBQ seasoning, we like to use Schwartz Perfect Shake BBQ Classic Seasoning as it’s syn free. If you don’t have this you can use any BBQ seasoning. Just remember to check the syn value as you’d be amazed at how many syns are in some seasonings & rubs due to the high sugar content!

Syn Free BBQ Sauce

You can find the Schwartz Seasoning here on Schwartz Perfect Shake Classic BBQ Herb and Spice Blend, 44g or in most supermarkets.

Syn Free BBQ Sauce

You can make this sauce in advance, and keep it in the fridge for up to a week, so just pop it in a clean airtight container and you’ll have a Syn Free BBQ Sauce on tap!

Another thing to point out is that this recipe uses Franks Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce. There are 2 different Franks sauces, the Hot Wings one and the Original Cayenne one.

The Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce is only 0.5 syns for 3 tablespoons. Having said that, we’re only using 1 tbsp here we don’t bother synning. But, as we always say, the choice is yours.

It’s worth noting that the Original Cayenne Hot Sauce is on the SW Syns app at 1 Syn for 1 tbsp. Once again, it’s up to you if you choose to syn it.

What is Sukrin?

We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over onAmazon UK.

Syn Free BBQ Sauce

Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Syn Free BBQ Sauce.

Syn Free BBQ Sauce

If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

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Syn Free BBQ Sauce

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

500 ml 5 minutes 30 minutes



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0.4kcal 4

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  1. Spray a frying pan with frylight and cook the onions and garlic until the onions are soft
  2. Add the tomato puree & tinned tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes on high, stirring frequently
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients, lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, the sauce should thicken nicely
  4. If the sauce seems a bit too thick just add a tiny bit of water and stir well
  5. You can use this sauce as it is or if you prefer a smoother BBQ sauce just blitz it in a food processor until you get the desired consistency
  6. You can make this in advance, just put it in a sterilised airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use

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    1. Hi Vanda
      Yes you can use any other brand of sweetener. We use Sukrin as it is the same weight, consistency and sweetness as normal sugar so you can replace it in recipes on a 1 to 1 basis. If you want to use a different one then you should check the conversion rates of that particular brand. You can usually find this info on the sweeteners website

    1. Hi Naomi
      If our recipes are suitable for freezing, they now have a freezer symbol on the recipe card.
      Unfortunately, this one isn’t particularly suited to freezing.

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