Sweet Cherry and Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in Main Dishes, Recipe


1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 can Oregon Dark Sweet Cherries, drained

2 cups Dr. Pepper

1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup chili sauce

2-3 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp cider vinegar

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 14-oz can tomatoes with jalapeno

cayenne, black pepper and salt to taste


In a saucepan, saute the onion and garlic over medium heat for until soft. Add cherries and the Dr. Pepper and bring to a boil.  Let boil until slightly syrupy and reduced.

Add the ketchup, chili sauce, mustard, vinegar, sugar and tomatoes.  Season with the cayenne,  salt and pepper.  Bring back to a boil and let cook until thickened and the flavors have melded.

Using an immersion blender, food processor or regular blender, blend the sauce until smooth.  Taste again for seasoning.  Can be refrigerated until ready to use.  Good for ribs, pork chops, or chicken.

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