Friday, July 6, 2012

Dr. Pepper-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

I have been seeing Dr. Pepper popping up in lots of recipes lately!  Ribs, pulled pork - everyone is becoming a Pepper!  I found this recipe for BBQ sauce with Dr. Pepper and it is amazing!  It has all the sweet and savory qualities and a little smokiness from the chipotle.  Click here for Dr. Pepper Soda Can Chicken,


  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can (12 oz.) plus 3/4 cup Dr. Pepper (2-1/4 cups total) You could also use Cherry Cola
  • 1  12 oz. bottle chili sauce
  • 1 cup black cherry preserves
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. molasses
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. minced chipotle in adobo sauce (you can add more if you like)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Sweat onion and garlic in oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, 5-7 minutes.  Add Dr. Pepper, chili sauce, preserves, vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire, lemon juice and chipotle;  cook until thick and reduced to 4 cups, about 30 to 40 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  The sauce will be a little chunky.  If you would rather have a smoother sauce, process in a blender to puree it.

I submitted this BBQ sauce to Lodge Cast Iron BBQ Contest and won the contest!  I received the BBQ Sauce Kit, and the latest Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook.  Isn't that little pot just the bees knees!


~Adapted from Cuisine at Home
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6 comments:

  1. How fun that you won! I think that's great and love the little cast iron pan-congrats! Sounds like a yummy sauce:@)

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  2. What size bottle of chili sauce?

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  3. That would be a 12 oz. bottle, such as Heinz. Sorry for leaving that out. Just updated it. Thanks!

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  4. Congrats on the win dear Patti! Love the sauce and YOU! xoxoxo

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  5. I've made baked beans with root beer and I'll bet BBQ sauce with Dr Pepper is heavenly - diet DP for me, of course :) Love the idea of beer can chicken w/Dr Pepper instead of beer too!

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  6. nice posting. thanks for sharing

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