Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce

Dr. Pepper Bbq Sauce Recipe

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Lori Loucas


Every Texan loves their Dr. Pepper, and that soft-drink takes this is basic sweet BBQ sauce and gives it a Texas edge. You might want to make a double recipe, because you'll find yourself putting this on EVERYTHING!!!!

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10 Min
45 Min
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4 Tbsp
yellow onion, chopped
5 clove
garlic, chopped
1 c
3 Tbsp
tomato paste
12 oz
dr. pepper (one can)
1/2 c
cider vinegar
1/3 c
worcestershire sauce
1/2 c
dark brown sugar, packed
2 tsp
ancho or new mexican ground chiles
1 tsp
white pepper, ground

How to Make Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce


  • 1In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter. Sauté the onion and garlic in the butter until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • 2Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the flavors have blended. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper, if needed. Don't overseason, because the meat should already have a rub on it.
  • 3Continue cooking until the sauce begins to thicken, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • 4Let the sauce cool for about 10 minutes or until it is warm but no longer "boiling" hot. Puree with an immersion or traditional blender-this will make the sauce thicker. Let cool.
  • 5The sauce will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • 6To use: Brush it on well-seasoned meat 5 to 15 minutes before the cooking time is finished. If desired, serve extra on the side.

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About Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern
Hashtags: #sauce, #BBQ, #Texas, #Texas BBQ

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