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A can of soda adds sweetness to the homemade sauce in this recipe. Use this delightful sauce to top grilled hot dogs or most any grilled meat.

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 4 garlic, chopped

  • 1 12 ounce Dr Pepper

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • ⅓ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon finely ground white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 8 hot dogs (1-lb. pkg.)

  • 8 hot dog buns, split and toasted

  • Toppers: pickles, sliced jalapeño peppers, chopped onion (optional)

Directions

  • For sauce, in medium saucepan cook and stir onion and garlic in hot butter over medium heat about 10 minutes until onions are tender. Add all ingredients except hot dogs, buns, and toppers. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Cook, uncovered, until sauce begins to thicken, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool sauce 10 minutes.

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  • Puree sauce in pan with immersion blender, or transfer to a blender jar, cover, and blend until smooth.

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  • Meanwhile, on charcoal grill cook hot dogs on rack directly over medium coals for 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through.(For gas grill, heat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Cook on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above.) Serve hot dogs on buns with toppers. Makes 8 hot dogs and 4 cups sauce.

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Nutrition Facts

338 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 9 g monounsaturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 1030 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 11 g protein.

Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

04/24/2014
Hey It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I featured this recipe in my tribute to Dr. Pepper recipes. I am happy to share it and pinned it from your site to my Pinterest board all about Dr. Pepper. Thanks! Also following you now on Pinterest :) Come check it out the post at http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2014/04/dr-pepper-recipes-desserts-main-dishes.html

Most helpful critical review

04/24/2014
Hey It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I featured this recipe in my tribute to Dr. Pepper recipes. I am happy to share it and pinned it from your site to my Pinterest board all about Dr. Pepper. Thanks! Also following you now on Pinterest :) Come check it out the post at http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2014/04/dr-pepper-recipes-desserts-main-dishes.html
23 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 12
  • 3 Rating Star 5
  • 2 Rating Star 2
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 4 Rating Star 1
  • 0 Rating Star 2
04/24/2014
Hey It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I featured this recipe in my tribute to Dr. Pepper recipes. I am happy to share it and pinned it from your site to my Pinterest board all about Dr. Pepper. Thanks! Also following you now on Pinterest :) Come check it out the post at http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2014/04/dr-pepper-recipes-desserts-main-dishes.html
04/25/2015
Hey tried!!! what a sick invention dude! You should sell the recipes for commerce! hahaha