Cherry Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce

This is a small batch (one use) sauce recipe, but, it is wicked flexible, so go ahead and scale it up if you like; canned, it would more than likely make some folk very happy to receive a jar or three at the holidaze.

This will take about forty minutes, with a bit of stirring every now and then, to come together and darken and thicken properly, but, if you are looking for a bit of convenience, feel free to use your slow cooker and let it more or less cook itself for about four hours.

So, easy and flexible, right?

And also tasty!

•1 cup barbecue sauce
•1 can Dr Pepper (7-1/2 or 12 oz)
•1/4 cup cherry jam
•1/2 cup brown sugar
•1 tsp mustard powder
•2 tsp Cajun Power Spicy Garlic Pepper Sauce – or your preferred hot sauce, to taste

Note: I started with my own Barbecue Sauce, which is sweet and a little zippy; but feel free to use your fave, or even plain ole everyday ketchup.

Whisk the ingredients together in a small pot and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often, for about 40 minutes, until the sauce has darkened and thickened (compare the image at the start of this post to this image).

Remove from the heat, cover, and keep handy until ready to use.

This sized batch worked a treat for one of our fave meals…

Barbecued Corned Beef.

But, it would also be pretty darned terrific on chicken and burgers and salmon and…

well, just make a batch and try it on your fave barbecue protein.

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