Making your own homemade barbecue sauce is very easy. If you’ve never done it before, you seriously need to give it a try. It’s really easy to put together your own sauce for less than fifty cents. When you make it yourself, you can ensure that there are no unwanted ingredients, and you can create many different variations on your sauce.
This barbecue sauce is made with Dr Pepper because I will be making Sue Chef’s favorite Dr. Pepper Ribs later this week. I’ll post a recipe for another barbecue sauce next month, too. Making the sauce ahead of time makes getting dinner on the table easier after a long day at work, but in the case of ribs, which have to cook low and slow for a long time, you can make the sauce while they’re in the oven. I just like the convenience of having a mason jar full of barbecue sauce waiting in my refrigerator. It makes getting my 2 ingredient party wings on the table ridiculously simple.
Here’s the recipe. give it a try and let us know what you think.
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- 1½ teaspoons vegetable oil
- ½ cup minced yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ cup Dr Pepper (Do NOT use diet)
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- Heat oil in saucepan.
- Add onion and garlic to pan and saute until translucent.
- Add Dr Pepper, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar to the pan and mix well.
- Bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.