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Keto Little Smokies

Keto Little Smokies

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These Keto BBQ Little Smokies make a great appetizer or snack for any occasion, especially with the holidays coming up.  Now, as we all know, finding a BBQ sauce that isn’t loaded with sugar is easier said than done.  

This past year has taken me to Memphis, Austin, and Kansas City where I’ve indulged in some pretty damn fine BBQ, if I do say myself.  I’ve always been intrigued by all the different regional varieties of BBQ sauce  and I’ve enjoyed trying different kinds, sugar and all but I’m thrilled to create one of my favorites that’s more inline with how I typically choose to eat.

The sauce in this recipe is inspired by Kansas City BBQ, because it is what most people think about when they think BBQ sauce and it happens to be one of my favorites. Keep your eyes peeled for future posts because I love the South Carolina Mustard Sauce and I’ve never tried Alabama White Sauce but I see it my future real soon.  Do you have a favorite style of BBQ, let me know into comments below!

Serves: 12

Keto Little Smokies

These Keto BBQ Little Smokies make a great low-carb appetizer or snack for any occasion, especially with the holidays coming up.

prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins


24 oz cocktail smokies 
2 tablespoons avocado oil 

BBQ Sauce:

1 cup unsweetened ketchup
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown Swerve
2 teaspoons natural maple flavoring 
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl or jar, set aside,

2. Heat the oil over medium high heat and sear the cocktail smokies for 2-3 minutes until they start to turn color. Pour in the sauce, reduce the heat to maintain a low simmer and cook 10-15 minutes until the sauce is thickened. 


Serving size is about 6 smokies but will depend on the brand that you use. We used Trader Joe's Cocktail Pups.



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