One of the things I do on the weekends is cook out.  (My wife Kathy is a great cook, but I have both a gas grill and smoker that get extensive use over the weekend.)  Growing up in Massachusetts, there weren’t too many months we could be outside – let alone cook outside – but in Atlanta I can use the grill almost every month of the year.

Recipes using Coke as an ingredient are really very popular.  I found this one for BBQ sauce.  The sweetness of Coke adds a nice touch to the sauce.  Give it a try the next time you’re cooking out!

If you have a recipe using Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid juices or another drink, please send it to me:

Thick Barbecue Sauce

2 medium onions

3/4 cup Coca-Cola

3/4 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Shred or blender-chop onions. Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover pan; reduce heat and simmer about 45 minutes until sauce is very thick. Stir occasionally.

Makes about 2 cups. To serve, heat frankfurters in sauce or spoon sauce over cooked burgers.