Skip to Content

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Football season is in full swing, and while I may not be a die-hard fan, I am a fan of game food!  The girls really enjoy watching the game with James, and I love that we’re all gathered enjoying it together.  I especially like Saturday afternoon college football games because I can throw something in the slow cooker after breakfast and then catch a little snooze on the couch while everyone else cheers on their teams.  🙂


This BBQ sauce is slightly sweet with a hint of heat from the chili powder and cayenne pepper.  It’s a perfect complement to grilled chicken, wings, or brisket!

Homemade BBQ Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Emily Grace


  • 12 oz Dr Pepper®
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Add all ingredients to a large saucepan and whisk to combine.
  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often until mixture just starts to bubble.
  • Lower to simmer and cook 5 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 112g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 2343mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 101g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Did you make this recipe? Mention @GraceGoodEats or tag #graceandgoodeats!
5 from 1 vote
Recipe Rating


Saturday 24th of February 2018

Use the rest of the DP to make me a Chocolate DP Cake- YUM!

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!