Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe
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Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe

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My family is stationed in Italy with my husband, Lieutenant William Robert Blackman. William grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and I’m from Texas, so the dish that spells "home" for us is a good ol' barbecue. I have my own recipe for barbecue sauce that we like to pour all over sliced brisket. Eating it reminds us of weekend barbecues with our families. —Tina Blackman, Naples, Italy
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (12 ounces) Dr Pepper
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 60 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch


  1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce in Taste of Home June/July 2013

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"Yes, mloffredo1, I think pineapple juice is a great substitute. I've used it as a substitute before with great results."

Reviewed May. 22, 2015

"I have a question, I know someone who is allergic to oranges, orange juice, etc. Would substituting Pineapple juice be a good idea? I'd like to have an opinion on this before I make it. Thank you."

Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"Loved it as is. What a great idea the Dr. Pepper is!"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"Shocked by all the great reviews. This sauce is very sweet. Too sweet. (Yuck)"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"Very good and similar to one I use, but I add cumin and onion powder to it."

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