Soda Jerk Barbecue Sauce

I never buy prepared sauces at the market because I like to experiment making my own. Try making a barbecue sauce with your favorite soda. You’ll be surprised at how great it tastes

  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Large Onion (Chopped)
  • 8 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 2 Cups Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Cups Cola, Root Beer, Or Dr. Pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons Vinegar (I like using malt vinegar)
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 3 Teaspoons Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
  1. In medium-size saucepan, melt butter over a medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook 6 minutes until onions are tender. Make sure to stir occasionally. Stir in tomato sauce, soda, vinegar, brown sugar, kosher salt, and jerk seasoning. Bring to boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, 60 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  2. Brush sauce on smoked or grilled beef, pork, or poultry as it grills. If desired, reheat any remaining sauce and serve with meat.
  3. Makes About 3 Cups.
  4. "Work With What You Got!"
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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