Barbecue sauce made with Dr. Pepper soda, onion, tomatoes, orange juice, vinegar, honey, and cayenne. Great with pork ribs or brisket.
- 1 cup minced onion
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups Dr. Pepper
- 1 can of crushed tomatoes, about 15 ounces
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne
- Salt to taste
1 Heat the vegetable oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring often.
2 When the onions are just beginning to brown, add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Simmer for 30 minutes.
3 Pour the sauce into a blender or food processor and purée it until it is smooth. (Note that if you are using a blender, either work in batches, filling the blender no more than a third of the way at a time with the hot sauce, or slowly add the sauce while the blender is running on low speed.)
4 Put the sauce into a saucepan, bring to a simmer and continue to simmer, uncovered, for 1-2 hours.
The sauce will store for several weeks in the fridge.
Yield: Makes 2-3 cups