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
Sharing with Weekend Potluck


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

  2. What size bottle of chili sauce?

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

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

  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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