Bubba Wallace barbecue recipes get a flavor boost from this ingredient

BubbaQ Sauce and Bubba-Skews, photo provided by Dr Pepper
BubbaQ Sauce and Bubba-Skews, photo provided by Dr Pepper /

With summer heating up, these Bubba Wallace barbecue recipes will be gone faster than a lap around the Daytona Speedway track. Luckily, this secret ingredient is not only a favor booster in this tasty food but it is always the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

Barbecue recipes can be quite secretive. While some people might long for grandma’s Sunday sauce recipe, the truth is that a crowd pleasing barbecue sauce might be even more difficult to master. Sure, some people turn to a bottle off the shelf, but a homemade version often has more nuanced flavor.

Even though a basic barbecue sauce recipe has certain classic ingredients, the reality is that there is always one secret ingredient, special item that makes one sauce better than another. Without that little tweak, the sauce goes from just keeping meat from being dry to the wow factor on the plate.

Are these Bubba Wallace barbecue recipes worthy of the big trophy?

Recently, Bubba Wallace shared two barbecue recipes that will have everyone taking an extra lap around the table. Even if the avid griller in the house has a preferred sauce, this particular option might make him change what’s in the bowl.

The secret to the Bubba Wallace barbecue recipes is Dr. Pepper. Many people have learned to appreciate that Dr. Pepper is a great beverage for cooking. From tenderizing a brisket to adding flavor to a sauce, Dr. Pepper is more than just Texas’ favorite drink. It is the secret ingredient to many popular recipes.

Barbecue recipes from Dr Pepper and Bubba Wallace
BubbaQ Sauce, Bubba Wallace BBQ recipes, photo provided by Dr Pepper /

Here’s how to make Bubba Walllace’s BubbaQ Sauce.

BubbaQ Sauce:


  • 2 ½ cups Dr Pepper
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup dry minced onion
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper or red pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon basil


  • Blend together on stir speed of blender for 2 minutes
  • Store in tightly sealed container and refrigerate; Will keep for several weeks in refrigerator
  • Shake well before using

For people who prefer a really bold or spicy sauce, they might want to tweak this recipe a little. This sauce tends to be more tangy. A little extra red pepper sauce can add some additional heat. But, don’t add too much or the balance in the sauce will be off.

After mastering the BubbaQ Sauce, check out this easy recipe.



  • 4 pounds chicken or beef of choice; cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 pineapple; cut into 1-inch diced sections
  • 2 large red peppers; cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
  • 2 large green peppers; cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion; cut into 1 ½-inch crescents
  • 1 pint of mushrooms, whole, washed


  • Skewer vegetables and meat
  • Grill to perfection with BubbaQ Sauce

The combination of the tangy sauce and the skewers is quite tasty. One word of caution. The prep work on these skewers is key. For everything to cook evenly, keeping the sizes in the proper proportions is key.

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