I have always wanted to try a recipe using Coco-Cola as an ingredient. I never did cause I always felt that using Coco-Cola as an ingredient is rather expensive. This time though, I managed to buy a bottle of Coco-Cola on discount. But, instead of enjoying it straightaway, I kept it for a big party gathering. Unfortunately, no parties took place and the Coco-Cola went flat. So......ha, ha, I was *forced* to do a Coco-Cola recipe now instead of flushing it down the drain! (Flat soft drinks are undrinkable to me!)
I chose to do a BBQ sauce. I saw many different ones on the internet but I finally chose this one by The Neelys. It sounded the best.
When we first tasted it, we thought it tasted awful! There was such a strong smell and taste of vinegar. But, after I added about 1/3 cup of brown sugar, it was much better! The balance of sweet and sour was just nice.
|Sweet Cola BBQ Sauce|
It taste delicious on BBQ ribs. (I will blog about my oven baked 'BBQ' ribs later).
|BBQ Ribs Using the Sweet Cola BBQ Sauce|
Here's the recipe:
Sweet Cola BBQ Sauce
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 can cola
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (I added about 1/3 cup more)
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add oil. Once heated, add the onion and garlic and saute until tender. Add all the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.
P.S. After reviewing some more recipes using Coca-Cola as an ingredient, I decided that none of them was worth making. What did I do with an almost full bottle of Coca-Cola? Find out in my next post. Wink! Wink!