Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce

With Father’s Day coming up it was time to consider what barbecue sauce we are going to use to slather-up the “man food”.  This one is definitely in the running!!  This was also a great way to reuse my Republic of Jam jars…I love them.

Anyway, this sauce is pretty awesome and it keeps a definite taste of Dr. Pepper…I love that.  The ancho chile powder also adds a nice depth of flavor.

Make this for the man in your life….he will love it.  Oh yeah…the women will like it too.

Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce
Adapted from Saveur

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large yellow onion, minced
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 (12 ounce) can Dr. Pepper soda

Heat butter in a 4 quart saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add garlic and onions; cook until soft, 4-6 minutes.  Add ketchup, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire, paste, chile, salt and pepper and soda; bring to a simmer.  Cook until thickened, about 30 minutes.

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14 Comments

  1. delia 1

    Oh my that sounds fantastic!! My husband will love it, so will I!

  2. ellen tinder 2

    awesome recipe

  3. Karly 3

    Ooh, that’s a fun BBQ sauce! I bet my husband would love that!

  4. Bob 4

    Nice, I’ve been wanting to try Coke of DrP in a bbq sauce forever. Now that a certain picky person is no longer around I’ll have to try it!

  5. Dirk in Maine 5

    Must make it!

  6. ellen tinder 6

    making it today

  7. laura 7

    wow, this looks amazing. i think my husband would go insane for this.

  8. This is a must try in these barbecue times.

  9. This Fathers Day will be my first as a Dad(dy), and as I’m the chef of the household I think I’ll treat myself with this delicious looking BBQ sauce!

  10. We enjoy having big bbq’s, I had been looking at a Dr. Pepper bbq sauce recipe and thinking about trying it. You’ve convinced me!

  11. Susan 11

    This looks gooey spicy sweet … I’m lovin’ it! Especially on some baby backs or a beer can chicken…

  12. Billie 12

    I made this sauce last night, going to give to my son, the BBQ Master, for Fathers Day. It is fantastic! Can’t wait to give it to him, Thanks a bunch, love all your recipes!

  13. Ashley 13

    I made this last night for a party I was throwing today, and it was a huge hit! I used 1/4 tsp chipotle instead of ancho (since I was out) as well as 2 Tbs of honey and a splash of lemon for a slightly more complex flavor. It made it a bit sweeter and it got rave reviews from my guests!

  14. Mrs. L 14

    I went on a Dr. Pepper kick last year making cakes, ribs etc. I’ll have to try this!