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

4 5

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.

4 5

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.

4 5

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!