East Meets West BBQ Sauce

My oldest thinks everything tastes better with BBQ sauce on it…..EVERYTHING. There’s nothing like slaving away in a kitchen over what you feel is an amazing dinner and watching your child douse it all in BBQ sauce. I am ashamed to say that I have thought of grounding this girl from it…serious face…I have.

To try and make her happy, I try to make her BBQ chicken at least once a week. While I love a good BBQ, one can only take so much store bought sauce before you yearn for something different. Something exciting, exotic, sweet, tangy, and stick to your fingers scrumptious.

I decided to play…..and what was born was what my kids call East Meets West BBQ Sauce. Why east meets west? What better name for a BBQ dish whose sauce contains cola and hoisin sauce as two of the ingredients!! Wait!!!!! Don’t go….it’s time for you to trust a stranger. Your tummy will thank you.

East Meets West BBQ Sauce

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cola


  • Mix ingredients in medium bowl.
  • Heat in small saucepan to a light boil.
  • Allow to boil for just 2 minutes then reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Gently simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
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