Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Coke Zero Barbecue Sauce

Yummy note: So I've been searching and trying to find the perfect barbecue sauce recipe for quite awhile now. I mean I do have the old family standby that I know that when I make this recipe it will work, however this sauce is loaded with about a cup of brown sugar. I really wanted to be able to find a little bit better calorie wise, lighter barbecue sauce for us to smother our food in. :) In the past, I've used this barbecue sauce recipe  here too when I was in a pinch and didn't have enough brown sugar on hand one, so I decided to modify this just a bit and used a diet cola. I used Coke Zero for this, as I really am not a fan of many diet sodas and the aftertaste they have, so I was surprisingly happy when I finished this barbecue sauce that it was delicious. 

Coke Zero Barbecue Sauce

1 cup Coke Zero 
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp grape jelly
1/4 cup Chili sauce 
1/2 tsp onion powder 
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. 

Stirring frequently, reduce the heat and keep simmering. The sauce should start to thicken up and reduce. 

Probably 5-10 minutes, it will start to take up shape and become thicker and start turning a nicer darker color. Let sauce cool and pour into a container to keep in refrigerator or use immediately.  


  1. This looks delish! My hubs LOVES coke 0 so I know this will be a hit in our house!

  2. This is a really interesting recipe. We always have Coke zero around here and love BBQ sauce, so I may be giving it a shot!