It's rich and sweet and a little spicy. And since you're making it, you can adjust the seasonings to your liking. Plus, it's incredibly easy to make. Just stir it up, let it simmer, and you have sauce!
Once you take the time to make this Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce, you may never go back to bottled sauce again!
Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce
- 1/2 c . ketchup
- 1/2 c . brown sugar packed
- 1/2 c . cider vinegar
- 1/3 c . Worcestershire sauce
- 1 oz can tomato paste 6 .
- 2 T . liquid smoke
- 1 tsp . ancho chili powder
- 1 tsp . garlic powder NOT garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp . pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 oz can Dr. Pepper 12 .
Add all the ingredients to a saucepan, and stir until combined.
Let the sauce simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until it begins to thicken, stirring occasionally.
Taste and adjust the seasonings with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
Let sauce cool until room temperature.
Cover, and store, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.