BBQ Sauce with Cola

    20 minutes

    This barbecue sauce is sweet, spicy and tangy. It uses cola, chilli and spices and is ideal for chicken, beef or pork.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 1 cup cola-flavoured soft drink
    • 1 cup tomato puree
    • 170g tomato paste
    • 65g butter
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 cup (110g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup molasses
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) cider vinegar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons steak sauce
    • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
    • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large saucepan, mix together the cola, tomato puree, tomato paste, butter, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, molasses, cider and balsamic vinegars, steak sauce and mustard podwer. Season with chilli powder, onion powder, garlic salt and Tabasco sauce, and stir to blend. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.

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    OH MY GOSH!! Bubba, you rocked my world. This is sooo yummy, and very easy. Remember to cook slowly, and be patient - it will get thick. I took it to a family BBQ (of native Texans, no less) and everyone raved. Can't wait to cook ribs with it. This is my new favorite sauce!!  -  24 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My God this sauce is fantastic!! I followed the recipe with only one change...used fresh onion instead of onion powder. I used this sauce with the Amazing Ribs recipe from this site (as did many of my fellow reviewers) and have gained major status in my family....all of whom love BBQ. Thank you Bubba for one of the BEST recipes I've found here yet.  -  26 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good I only made a couple of changes I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt and chopped oinon for onion powder( I like the flavor of fresh onions and the longer the simmering the better. A real winner  -  05 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)