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This sugar free orange BBQ sauce is perfect for grilling ribs! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias

Who loves a sugar free BBQ sauce? It’s easy and delicious! Today we’re firing up the gas grill, getting out our BBQ tube, and making a fantastic low sugar orange BBQ sauce to slather on our Smithfield Extra Tender Pork St Louis Style Ribs.

The sauce is easy to make and the ribs will be grilled hot and fast.

No 3-2-1 method, no cooking for hours and hours… Super easy, juicy, tender, and delicious.

But first, learn how to BBQ ribs on the grill!

Grill Ribs Fast! This EASY method for grilling ribs is fast, plus we're sharing our low sugar BBQ sauce recipe with you! It's delicious!

We’ve done apple cider back ribs, we’ve done delicious easy back ribs with a mop sauce, and now we’re doing a low sugar orange BBQ sauce recipe with Smithfield Extra Tender Pork St. Louis Style ribs!

We scooped up a sweet deal on ribs at Walmart, so why not make ’em for an easy weeknight meal?

Sugar free BBQ sauce for Ribs

It’s time to get our ribs on! We’re cooking a slab of Smithfield Extra Tender Pork St. Louis Style Ribs, so let’s get to it!

Orange ribs BBQ sauce

Start by rubbing your ribs with your preferred rub. Feel free to use my sugar free rub recipe. Or use any rub you like. Even just salt and pepper will do.

Sugar free BBQ rub for ribs

Now let’s make the low sugar barbecue sauce. Just like grilling ribs, this is simple. You can make the sauce while your ribs are absorbing the rub or ahead of time.

Brushing ribs with sauce

Sugar Free Orange BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 yellow onion, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno, minced
  • 3 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 cup low sugar ketchup
  • 1/2 cup sugar free orange preserves
  • Juice squeezed from one Mandarin orange
  • 1 + 1/2 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp hickory liquid smoke

Directions

  • In a saucepan over medium heat cook the onion, jalapeno and garlic until the onion is soft and almost translucent; turn heat down.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan, stir and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until thickened. Stir occasionally.

Smithfield Extra Tender St Louis Pork Spareribs

Pro Tips:

  • Slide a knife under the membrane to get it started then use a paper towel to provide grip to peel the membrane off the backside of the ribs
  • Be sure you have enough propane to make it all the way through the cook 😉
  • Cook with the lid closed. If you’re lookin’ you ain’t cookin’!

Sugar free BBQ sauce on grill

Some people are intimidated by ribs. Don’t be, they’re really easy to do. I’ve grilled ribs just about every way imaginable. From easy BBQ ribs to delicious apple cider ribs and now we’re doing some fast grilled ribs with a low sugar orange BBQ sauce.

Check out my post here to learn How To Make BBQ Ribs On The Grill.

We’re cooking Smithfield® Fresh Pork, the same pork that championship pitmasters use in their competitions and on their backyard grill; because they know the quality of the meat matters most. 

Smithfield® Fresh Pork is great any night on the grill, whether a great weeknight meal or getting together for a backyard barbecue with family and friends.

My fast method for grilling ribs makes it perfect for a quick dinner without sacrificing flavor!

Grilled ribs with sugar free BBQ sauce

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5 from 1 vote

Sugar Free Orange BBQ Sauce

Easy sugar free BBQ sauce recipe with orange flavors.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $10

Ingredients

Low Sugar Orange BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 yellow onion minced
  • 1 small jalapeno minced
  • 3 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 cup low sugar ketchup
  • 1/2 cup sugar free orange preserves
  • Juice squeezed from one Mandarin orange
  • 1 + 1/2 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp hickory liquid smoke

Instructions

Low Sugar Orange BBQ Sauce

  • In a saucepan over medium heat cook minced onion, jalapeno and garlic until the onion is soft and almost translucent; turn heat down to low
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and simmer, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes or until thickened.

Notes

This sugar free BBQ sauce recipe yields enough to liberally complete one rack of ribs. We love this recipe and make it often. Enjoy!

Smithfield® Extra Tender fresh pork is more tender and juicy, so no matter the level of experience you have in the kitchen or at the grill, their pork is easy to cook and will impress your guests!

For more awesome grilling recipes, visit Smithfield®’s Facebook page here.

For all of your grilling needs, stop by your local Walmart and pick up your Smithfield Extra Tender Pork St Louis Style Ribs, any sauces and rubs (if you don’t want to make your own) and don’t forget to stop by the grilling tool aisle and pick up some fun accessories, too!

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