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Hot Dogs with Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (12-ounce) can Dr Pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • sliced jalapeno pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook onion in butter for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  • Add all ingredients to saucepan except hot dogs, buns, and jalapenos. Mix well, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and cool 10 minutes.
  • Puree sauce in pan with an immersion blender or transfer to a regular blender and blend until smooth.
  • Grill hot dogs on a gas grill or charcoal grill until heated through. Serve on buns topped with barbecue sauce and jalapeno slices.