Dare to be different. That’s Jim Budros’s motto. What’s different about his barbecue sauce is its main flavoring, an ingredient most people are more likely to drink than cook with: Coke! This isn’t quite as strange as it sounds, because Coke is sweet, tart, and spicy–the flavor profile of most great barbecue sauces. Incidentally, pot roast braised in Coca-Cola is a favorite in Venezuela.
Step 1: Combine all the ingredients in a heavy, non-reactive saucepan and gradually bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat slightly to obtain a gentle simmer. Simmer the sauce until reduced by a quarter, 6 to 8 minutes.
Step 2: Use right away or transfer to a large jar, cover, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate. The sauce will keep for several months.
Use pretty much as you would any sauce, keeping in mind it has a strong affinity for chicken, ribs, and pork.
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