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CocaCola BBQ Sauce Recipe

cocacola sauceSome BBQ sauce mixologists have a secret ingredient they’ll never real.  In this BBQ sauce recipe the secret ingredient isn’t very secret. The trick is right there in the name. Cocacola is the secret ingredient in the CocaCola BBQ sauce and it’s super easy to make.

This sauce is a great addition to an everyday cook out.  The distinct cola flavor actually fades away in the mixing and simmering so your guests will be left wondering what the secret ingedient is.

Feel free to experiment with your beverage of choice. Root Beer and regional favorites like Cheerwine are common choices. In fact, the Dr. Pepper company actually mass produces a Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce.

The 90 minute to two hour simmer will allow this sauce to thicken as much as you like, and as most sauces do, it will thicken more when cool.

CocaCola BBQ Sauce Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: One Pint

Serving Size: Two to Four Tablespoons

CocaCola BBQ Sauce Recipe


  • 2 Cans Coca-Cola (12 oz. each)
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons chili powder


  1. Combine ingredients in medium saucepan and simmer for one to two hours or until desired thickness.
  2. For a less chunky sauce strain out remaining minced onions.

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