½teaspoon(more or less to taste) liquid smoke, optional
Whisk together all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a soft-rolling boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
Sauce will thicken a bit as it cools. Once cooled, pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
The molasses is in a small enough quantity that it should not throw off your blood sugar levels or ketosis state. That said, if you would rather err on the safe side or if you know you are sensitive to it, please omit it! If you would like to re-add that woodsy-sweet flavor that molasses has, you can try adding 1/2 to 1 teaspoon maple flavoring instead of the molasses AFTER removing the BBQ sauce from the heat.