Dr Pepper Marinade Recipe

Barbecued brisket
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  • Total: 12 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 12 hrs 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups (3 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1112 Calories
112g Fat
33g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 cups (3 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 1112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 112g 144%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1297mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Protein 7g
Calcium 216mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Try this intriguing marinade and basting sauce for meat, which begins with Dr. Pepper soda. It's great with steaks, beef brisket, chuck roast, and 7-bone roast.


  • 1 cup Dr. Pepper soda (not diet)
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 and 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Whisk together Dr. Pepper, soy sauce, lime juice, vegetable oil, and hot sauce.

  2. Place in a heavy-duty freezer zip-top bag. Pour into a bag, squeeze out the air, seal tight, and refrigerate 8 to 12 hours.

  3. Remove meat from reserving marinade. Boil marinade for at least 5 minutes.

  4. Grill or roast meat to desired tenderness, using cooled as a basting sauce.