Friday, August 22, 2014

BBQ Sauce Made with Coca-Cola



Around this house, Coke is our drink of 
choice (second only to iced tea)!  Hubby and I love our Coke Zero.  The three sons live a healthier lifestyle overall than we do, but when they have a treat, it's usually Coke in the red can (the,"real thing").
  As far as food goes, the whole family loves BBQ!  We like smoked brisket (which we discovered while living in Oklahoma), smoked chicken (which has been perfected by a family that's a vendor at Oktoberfest in Southlake, Texas every year) and almost any smoked meat at Dickey's or Dink's BBQ here in Arkansas!  But, if you're going to have smoked meat, a good sauce to dip it in is essential!  It's a must!
  Years ago, when talking about our love of BBQ with my friend, Earline, she offered that she had an old recipe for sauce that she believed might have come from a restaurant in Lawton, Oklahoma.  And the best part about this BBQ sauce was it included Coca-Cola!  It would be a win-win for our crew!  (The eatery, that no longer exists, was called, Underwood's BBQ Restaurant.)
   Well, time passed after that conversation.  We both went on with our busy lives and I moved-twice!  Fast forward to this week when I received an email from my Oklahoma buddy, Earline!  She had found the recipe for BBQ sauce mentioned briefly after church service...so long ago!  I was excited to hear from her and impressed that she had found the recipe.  She is more organized and has a better memory than I do...clearly!


Thanks for the BBQ sauce recipe, Earline!  I can't wait to try it!

BBQ Sauce
16 oz. tomato  sauce
1 TBSP brown sugar
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Worchestershire sauce
6 oz. Coca-Cola, regular or diet
1/2 tsp salt
1/4-1/2 tsp black pepper
I/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients together and serve.

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