Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce

BBQ ribs on grill
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: about 3 1/2 cups (56 servings)
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An ice cold soda has gone hand in hand with barbecue for generations. This rich tomato-based barbecue sauce stars Dr. Pepper for a perfect accompaniment to all kinds of barbecue, particularly smoked ribs. Give this one a try next time you fire up the grill or smoker.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups Dr. Pepper
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons mild chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Optional: A few drops of liquid smoke
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan.
  2. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Remove sauce from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before using.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 24
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 87 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)