Recipe originally published on KetovangelistKitchen.com on 2/17/19. It has been lightly edited for re-publication.
I'm tired of winter. I want it to be warm and sunny, and I want to barbecue. So, I did, dang it.
The thing about barbecues, though, is that you really do need a good sauce for your meats, and I have yet to find a bottled sauce that was truly free of sugars and starches. Which is why I decided to make my own, and in true Southern fashion, I utilized a can of cola. Stay with me! I promise, it's compliant!
Now, cola-based sauce is a sweeter sauce, and I used Zevia Black Cherry flavored cola combined with a touch of maple extract, liquid smoke, and spices to balance out that sweet taste. For a "sweet" tomato-based sauce, it's very nicely balanced and not overwhelming, and I think the hot sauce and other spices give it quite a nice zip. Feel free to substitute out the Dr. Zevia flavored cola for a slightly different twist on this BBQ classic.