Recipe Sunday: Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce

This week’s recipe comes from my brother. It was inspired by the famous Coca-Cola based ham gravy that a friend of the family makes. We ate that gravy for years raving about it for years before he revealed that Coke was the secret ingredient. With that knowledge, my brother came up with this incredible Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce. The best part? It uses only 6 incredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make.

Since my wife works at a King Soopers, we buy almost everything store brand, which explains the image above.

This recipe will create about 2 1/2 cups or 20 fluid ounces.  A full-size soda bottle will fit the entire recipe. Just make sure you mark the bottle. It might be interesting if someone in your family opens the fridge up at 2 am for some soda and got a swig of barbeque sauce!

Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce
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  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1 c. Coca-Cola
  • 3 Tbsp A.1. Steak Sauce
  • ¼ c. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp garlic flakes or powder (or more for the garlic lovers)
  • 1 Tbsp onion flakes or powder
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and let simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Store in resealable bottle. Keep refrigerated.


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