Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce is a combination of sweet and spicy – perfect for your favorite chicken, topped on burgers and more!
If you are a fan of Dr. Pepper, you’ll love knowing that this BBQ sauce combines (what I think is) the best soda with other spices and ingredients.
An incredibly delicious, sweet yet a bit spicy, BBQ sauce. This sauce has a flavor that’s out of this world – perfect on burgers. Even better on chicken. Dumped over meatballs. Or even used as a side condiment to your favorite meat-based dish.
Or … if you wish, a sauce that you can literally lick of your fingers – it is just that good!
Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce
Dr. Pepper is by far the best soda ever created in the history of soda pop. Not only do I absolutely love it (and it’s diet counterpart, too), it’s absolutely excellent when used in homemade BBQ sauce.
This BBQ sauce comes together easily with simple ingredients – cider vinegar, molasses, a bit of brown sugar, Dr. Pepper, liquid smoke and spices.
Simply combine all of the ingredients on the stove and let them simmer for 15 minutes until thick and flavorful.
Jar up the sauce and refrigerate until you are ready to use. This sauce keeps for months in the refrigerator – but it likely won’t last that long!
The best thing about making your own BBQ sauce is the ability to doctor it up to fit your tastebuds.
Feel free to add a smidge more molasses, brown sugar, or even a 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper for some additional heat. This recipe is a great starting point.
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Can you can this recipe?
I haven’t tried canning this homemade BBQ sauce – so please, do you own research and follow the Ball preserving guidelines if you wish to try canning this recipe.
Have you ever considered making your own BBQ sauce? If not, give it a try. It’s almost too simple to believe it could ever be so good!
If you do happen to try it, please leave a comment, and rate the recipe!
Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce
- 2 cloves garlic peeled, lightly crushed
- 1 C Dr. Pepper
- 3/4 C ketchup
- 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp hot sauce
- 1 Tbsp molasses
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp cider vinegar or more to taste
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
- Place all ingredients in a heavy, non-reactive saucepan and gradually bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce the heat slightly; simmer gently until thick and flavored, about 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning, adding additional spices as necessary.
- Pour the sauce into a clean glass jar and let it cool to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
- The sauce will keep for several months in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.