Easy Homemade Coca-Cola® BBQ Sauce

Easy Homemade Coca-Cola® BBQ Sauce

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.

Easy Homemade Coca-Cola® BBQ Sauce

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

This simple Coca-Cola BBQ sauce takes only a few minutes to make, but it will WOW your friends, family, and other guests.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Sauce, Coca-Cola


  • Medium Saucepan
  • Whisk


  • 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

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