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Barbecue Sauce Prepared Two Different Ways

Everyone loves barbecue, whether traditionally prepared or otherwise. You could even go so far as to say that barbecue sauce is the official condiment of summer! Yet, old-school barbecue sauce can get a little boring after a while. When you’d like to try a new flavor profile, whip up one of these gourmet-inspired options. One recipe uses the 23 flavors of Dr. Pepper soda to liven up a standard barbecue sauce, while the other adds a bit of berry-licious flavor to chicken and pork. Yum!

Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce


• 1 can (12 ounces) Dr. Pepper
• 1 cup crushed tomatoes
• 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
• 1 tablespoon orange juice
• 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1/4 teaspoon salt


• In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate leftovers.

Berry BBQ Sauce


• 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
• 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup water
• 1 to 2 cups barbecue sauce


• In a large saucepan, combine berries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

• Stir in the desired amount of barbecue sauce; cook 10-15 minutes longer or until thickened. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cook up something delicious tonight with this special recipe provided to you by Avenue 80 Apartments in Overland Park, Kansas, and put our expansive kitchens to good use!

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