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Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce

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
    1 cup


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 60 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Alana
    Oct 10, 2019

    This has been a great recipe, thank you for posting, And to Susan the Colonels Mrs. your tact is wonderful, glad our not posted on the same base or area - you could have simply put a polite reminder asking her to remove her husbands name a man she seems very proud and happy to be married to, for security reasons. Not nice Susan your may be a Colonels wife, but your no lady.

  • amehart
    May 22, 2019

    This is a great BBQ sauce. Made the recipe as is and also made it using Diet Dr. Pepper - both are excellent! Family enjoyed it on pulled pork and on ribs - will definitely make often.

  • Susan
    Oct 1, 2018

    Idiot puts her husband's name on the description. Big deal my husband is a Colonel and I don't boast about it. In fact, their names should be left unsaid for security purposes.

  • summyb
    Jun 3, 2015

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

  • mloffredo1
    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.

  • angmclanc
    May 19, 2015

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

  • sarahdraper08
    Jun 7, 2014

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

  • Debiana
    Jun 4, 2014

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

  • Chefangelique008
    Jun 4, 2014


  • doylescott
    Jun 4, 2014

    your Dr. pepper BBQ sauce is the BEST dam sauce I have ever had, dam good. thanks [email protected],com