How to Create a Stress-Free Family BBQ with Dr Pepper®

dr pepper bbq sauce recipe

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Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe | Family BBQ Tips

Thinking back to my childhood, some of my best summer memories are of family bbqs.  It’s truly the simple things that stick with you.  It’s now important for me to create these memories for my own family.

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Read on for my tips on how to create a stress-free family BBQ.  Make sure to stick around for the end of the post, where I share my recipe for delicious Dr Pepper BBQ sauce.Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe | Family BBQ Tips

How to Create a Stress-Free Family BBQ 

  • Pick Paper – Paper products are the secret to sanity when it comes to feeding large groups.  Less dishes, less mess, happy mama!
  • Simple Sides – A family bbq is more about the memories, less about the menu.  Keep your sides simple.  I’ve never had guests complain about some old-fashioned potato chips and a store-bought salad.
  • Make-Ahead Meats – We bought a smoker a few years ago, and we may use it more than the actual grill.  Throw a pork shoulder in there the night before, then you have pulled pork that can be put in the slow cooker for your family bbq.  Now you won’t be stressing about perfectly timing the grill, and your guests can casually eat as they please.  Don’t forget to serve your meat, with my delicious Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce!

How to Create a Stress-Free Family BBQ Pick Paper - Paper products are the secret to sanity when it comes to feeding large groups. Less dishes, less mess, happy mama! Simple Sides - A family bbq is more about the memories, less about the menu. Keep your sides simple. I’ve never had guests complain about some old-fashioned potato chips and a store-bought salad. Make-Ahead Meats - We bought a smoker a few years ago, and we may use it more than the actual grill. Throw a pork shoulder in there the night before, then you have pulled pork that can be put in the slow cooker for your family bbq. Now you won’t be stressing about perfectly timing the grill, and your guests can casually eat as they please. Don’t forget to serve your meat, with my delicious Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce!

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup Dr Pepper
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp horseradish sauce
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp sriracha hot chili sauce

Instructions

  • In small mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Ad in wet ingredients and whisk together. In a small saucepan, heat sauce until boiling, whisking continuously. Let cool before serving.
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26 thoughts on “How to Create a Stress-Free Family BBQ with Dr Pepper®

  1. Will try this recipe! We love us some DP in our house. Ever been to the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco? They make cake with the soda.

    1. Thanks, Lindsey. 🙂 Would you believe that the table cloth is from the dollar store, and plates are from Aldi?!

  2. Mmmmmm that Dr Pepper BBQ sauce looks great!! I love making most of the food ahead for big parties and using a crock pot for the main dish! Keeps it super easy.

  3. I agree with your tips in making it stress free!! Also I love to cook with soda but never tried Dr Pepper! I will have to give it a try

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