If you never made your own barbecue sauce, you really should! It’s so easy, and so much better when you make it yourself. Especially when you can add ingredients like Dr Pepper and make Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce.
My kids thought that was the greatest thing ever! They couldn’t believe I actually put soda in their barbecue sauce. So I was pretty much mom of the year with this recipe.
Seriously, this Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce is “eat-it-with-a-spoon” kind of good. Although it really is better as a condiment. We’ve used it for everything from ribs to dipping French fries.
The recipe makes roughly one and a half cups of sauce, and it will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.Print
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 (12 oz..) can Dr. Pepper
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter. Add onion and garlic and saute until translucent, 8-10 minutes.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the flavors have blended. Continue cooking until the sauce begins to thicken, 15-20 minutes more.
- Let the sauce cool for about 10 minutes or until it is warm but no longer boiling hot. Puree with an immersion or traditional blender. Cool completely. Keep sauce tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Serving Size: 6
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Elizabeth Karmel.