The idea of using Coca-Cola® as the base of a BBQ Sauce may not be intuitive, but the result is truly delicious.
I’ve actually heard of using Dr. Pepper or Root Beer to slow-cook pulled pork, but I had not made the leap to Coca-Cola. That was, at least, until I tried this recipe.
Although the original one I tried was slightly different, this is the final version that I landed after much trial and error on cooking instructions and measurements.
In the end, this Homemade BBQ sauce is super easy to make and very, very tasty.
Perfect on ribs, burgers, chicken, or steaks.
Easy Homemade Coca-Cola® BBQ Sauce
- Medium Saucepan
- 1 cup Coca-Cola®
- 3 cups Heinz® Ketchup
- 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 3 tbsp Ground Black Pepper
- 2 tbsp Dry Mustar
- 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 pinch Smoked Paprika
- Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and then whisk until well blended and the brown sugar has dissolved
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring regularly to avoid sticking or burning
- Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 25 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally