I admit I fell into the Pinterest trap…despite my normal best judgement, I tried one of these viral pins that seems to have no real source or a ton of different places claiming to have the “best” or “original” recipe.  So I browsed through a few and decided that I didn’t like any one of them, but I could combine them and add my own twist!

I served this over shredded pork stuffed sweet potatoes.  All I can say is this was Delicious with the capital firmly intended.  Everyone agreed, and we all went back for seconds.  The sauce is slightly spicy, not too sweet, and has a slight tang.  If I made it again, I would up the chili content as it gets diluted when poured over the shredded pork.


6 oz Dr. Pepper

1 cup ketchup

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

½ tsp salt

2 tsp chili flakes/crushed chili in oil

1 garlic clove grated or 1 tsp garlic powder


Combine all ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan and bring to a low simmer.  Stir frequently and simmer for about 10 minutes.  Pour into a jar (a quart-sized mason jar is perfect) and let cool to room temperature before serving or refrigerating.

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