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small glass pot of bbq sauce surrounded by potato wedges on parchment paper

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce

This homemade Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce is ridiculously tasty and couldn't be easier to make!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 1.5 cups
Calories per serving: 114kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £1 / $1


  • Pot or Deep Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons


  • 1x 12oz / 330ml can of Dr Pepper (not low sugar!)
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp EACH: Worcestershire Sauce, Tomato Paste (Tomato Puree in UK)
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 tsp EACH: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Hot Sauce, or to taste (optional)


  • Add all of your ingredients into a pot or deep pan and whisk to combine. Bring to a gentle simmer and stir occasionally until thickened (approx 20mins). It will thicken, just keep gently simmering and stirring. Don't crank up the heat or it'll burn the sugar.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly (see notes).

Quick Demo


a) Adjustments - Feel free to adjust to taste. If you like it sweeter just add more sugar, more tangy add more vinegar, spicier more hot sauce/mustard powder etc. 
b) Storage - You can use immediately or allow to completely cool and tightly store in the fridge for 2 weeks.
c) Usage - Great in my BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese or drizzled over a Popcorn Chicken Sandwich. Perfect for using as a dip too with Spicy Potato Wedges or Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges!
d) Calories - Based on 1/4 cup:

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.19g0%
Saturated Fat 0.029g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.091g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.041g
Sodium 631mg27%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 29.14g10%
Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugar 25.38g28%
Protein 0.8g2%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.87mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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