RECIPE TITLE "Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce"
Recipe from BBQ USA by Steven Raichlen Copyright ' 2003 by Steven Raichlen All rights reserved. Used by permission of Workman Publishing.
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Yield: Makes about 2 cups-- easy
1 large juicy lemon
1 clove garlic, peeled and lightly crushed with the side of a cleaver
1 thin (1/4-inch) slice onion
1 cup Dr Pepper
3/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons A.1. steak sauce
1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce, or more to taste
1 tablespoon cider vinegar,or more to taste
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Coarse salt (kosher or sea)
Cut the lemon in half cross wise and cut a 1/4-inch slice off of one half. Remove any seeds in this slice. Juice the remaining lemon: You should have 2 to 3 tablespoons juice.
Place the lemon slice, 2 table spoons of the lemon juice, and the garlic, onion slice, Dr Pepper, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, hot sauce, vinegar, liquid smoke, and pepper in a heavy nonreactive saucepan and gradually bring to a boil over medium heat.
Reduce the heat slightly to maintain a gentle simmer. Let the sauce simmer gently until thick and richly flavored, 10 to 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning, adding more lemon juice, hot sauce, and/or vinegar as necessary and seasoning with salt to taste, if desired.
Strain the sauce into a bowl (or clean glass jars) and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate, covered, until serving. The sauce will keep for several months in the refrigerator.
Bring to room temperature before serving.
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2004 James Beard Award Winner for Tools & Techniques Steven Raichlen, a national barbecue treasure and author of The Barbecue! Bible!, How to Grill, and other books in the Barbecue! Bible! Series, with 1.3 million copies in print, embarks on a quest to find the soul of American barbecue, from barbecue-belt classics--Lone Star Brisket, Lexington Pulled Pork, K.C. Pepper Rub, Tennessee Mop Sauce--to the grilling genius of backyards, tailgate parties, competitions, and local restaurants. In 425 recipes covering every state as well as Canada and Puerto Rico, BBQ USA celebrates the best of regional live-fire cooking. Finger-lickin' or highfalutin'; smoked, rubbed, mopped, or pulled; cooked in minutes or slaved over all through the night, American barbecue is where fire meets obsession. There's grill-crazy California, where everything gets fired up--dates, Caesar salad, lamb shanks, mussels. Latin-influenced Florida, with its Chimichurri Game Hens and Mojo-Marinated Pork on Sugar Cane. Maple syrup flavors the grilled fare of Vermont; Wisconsin throws its kielbasa over the coals; Georgia barbecues Vidalias; and Hawaii makes its pineapples sing. Accompanying the recipes are hundreds of tips, techniques, sidebars, and pit stops. It's a coast-to-coast extravaganza, from soup (grilled, chilled, and served in shooters) to nuts (yes, barbecued peanuts, from Kentucky).