Dr. Pepper Special Secret Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe will have your guests guessing the secret ingredient. Perfect for all of those upcoming summer barbecues.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend together on stir speed of blender for 2 minutes.
  2. Store in tightly sealed container and refrigerate.
  3. Shake well before using.
  4. (Will keep for several weeks in refrigerator.).
Most Helpful

This was a good sauce. It doesn't taste strongly of Dr Pepper-it seemed more citrus-y to me. It does make a lot. I put some in a small sauce pot and added a flour/water roux to thicken it b/c it was pretty thin. I didn't leave it in the fridge very long so that might be way it was thin. It thickened up nicely and coated my chicken very well. I forgot to add the red pepper.

*Z* June 16, 2010

Very good everyone enjoyed this sauce on the bbq. ribs. I didn't have any Dr. Pepper on so I used a Root Beer instead. You were 100 percent right, everyone kept guessing what the secret ingedient was.....but I'm not telling.

Red Hot Chili Peppers June 20, 2009

This was really good. Not sweet, but not spicy. And yes, you're left wondering, hmmm, what is that? It's very simple to make. I used Diet Dr. Pepper, as that is what I had. I also used a fresh onion, and used cayenne pepper instead of pepper flakes. My only complaint is that the sauce is very thin, and doesn't really stick to the meat. I did however, use it as soon as I made it, and did not refrigerate. I wasn't sure if that was what the directions meant. Also, I mixed it by hand, since my blender went to that appliance warehouse in the sky. I used the sauce on chicken breasts, and served with fries and mandarin oranges. I will try it on pork chops next. It does make a big batch, so plan on having it a few times.Thanks for a great recipe!

Amanda Beth April 26, 2005