Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce
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Looking for a unique and delicious way to spruce up your next BBQ? Then look no further than this recipe for Dr Pepper BBQ sauce. Made with a blend of sweet and savory ingredients, this sauce is sure to please everyone at your next cookout.

And best of all, it’s easy to make! So fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy some truly amazing BBQ.

Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce

Who would have thought that the iconic Dr. Pepper soda could be used in making a BBQ Sauce? Well, once you try it, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t think of it sooner! Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce is a unique twist on a classic BBQ sauce with an extra depth of flavor. This recipe is easy to follow and make at home, so you can enjoy Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce any time you want!

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe

Easy to make Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • Large Pan
  • Whisk


  • 355 ml can Dr. Pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke optional
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a large pan with a whisk. 
  • Whisk frequently over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a slow simmer for 10-15 minutes, until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce FAQs

What kind of Dr. Pepper should I use for Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce?

Any kind of Dr. Pepper will work, but we prefer the original Dr. Pepper for this recipe.

Can I substitute another soda for the Dr. Pepper?

Yes, you can use any kind of dark soda in this recipe. Try Root Beer for another great twist on BBQ Sauce.

How long will Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce last in the fridge?

If sealed in an airtight container, homemade BBQ sauce can last up to two weeks. If you decide to make a bigger batch, consider freezing your homemade BBQ sauce for up to one year.

What Can I Use Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce On?

Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce is great on chicken, pork, ribs, or even grilled veggies. Get creative and try it on whatever you like!

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