Diet Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 21.0
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 277.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Great on Chicken, Pork, and Beef Great on Chicken, Pork, and Beef
Number of Servings: 12


    2 tablespoons lemon juice (or more)
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    1 cup diet Dr Pepper (or Dr. Zevia)
    3/4 cup ketchup
    3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    2 tablespoons steak sauce
    1 teaspoon hot sauce (or more)
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or more)
    1 teaspoon liquid smoke (I prefer hickory)
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Combine ingredients in a saucepan and gradually bring to a boil over medium heat.

2. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Let the sauce simmer until thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning; add more lemon juice, vinegar and/or hot sauce as necessary.

3. Let cool to room temperature then place in a jar with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate. The sauce will keep for several months in the refrigerator.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It tastes very good. I made a double batch so I would have some for the refrigerator. I used it on pork, but I think it would be good on chicken or beef. It's tangy and slightly hot. - 5/29/08

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  • This has become a family favorite - with a few adaptations - primarily a homemade sugarfree ketchup, and using salt substitute and reduced sodium Worcestershire sauce - 7/13/14

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  • Thank you SO much for this. I loved the regular Dr Pepper bbq with pulled chicken and sort of sighed heavily when I tossed my recipe. I'll be making this pronto and serve it open-face on whole grain bread. Yay! - 6/13/11

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  • WOW!!!! GOOD RECIPE!!! - 6/2/11

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  • I like my sauce a little sweeter. I plan to add a TBSP of honey to the jar next time I use it. That will add about 60 calories to the whole jar. Good stuff. I plan on keeping some handy from here on. - 3/25/10

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