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Pepsi Natural: Recipe and Giveaway

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:24am
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In my house, summer brings with it one barbecue after another. Yet, eventually, my family grows tired of the standard fare: hamburgers, sausages, grilled chicken, and vegetables, and we face the challenge of coming up with unique barbecue dishes.

Recently, I had a chance to try out Pepsi’s new soda, Pepsi Natural, an innovative new soft drink.  Made with all natural ingredients, including caramel, natural sugars, natural apple extract for color, and kola nut extract, the new drink provides a throwback to the old days of natural ingredients in soda. With two teens, it proves difficult to keep soda out of the house entirely (and I have certainly been known to rely on the drink for an afternoon caffeine jolt), so it's nice to know that this is a soda Moms can feel good about giving to their families. Knowing that soft drinks can make a great addition to barbecue, I put together a recipe with Pepsi Natural that makes a great marinade for meats.

Southern Cola Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 cup Pepsi Natural soda
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. light molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the above ingredients in heavy saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups of sauce, about 20 minutes. Cool and transfer to bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Can be made up to 2 weeks ahead.

Marinate pork, chicken or beef to be grilled overnight in the sauce- grill to taste and baste with extra sauce.

To help inspire you this barbecue season, Mom Central and Pepsi have teamed up with a giveaway. Leave a comment below by August 14 to be entered to win a Natural Pepsi Apron, a 4-pack of the new soda, and a grilling cookbook. Good luck!

Mom Central received a sample of Pepsi Natural, an apron, a cookbook, and Hearst Ranch Grass-Fed Beef for the post courtesy of Pepsi Natural News.

284 Comments

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Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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I would LOVE to win this! We grill out at least 2-3 times per week!! Good luck everyone!! :)

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I love the soda bbq sauce especially on ribs

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great ideas. i'd love to have the natural pack and try out a few new things on bbq

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Sounds great..I'll be watching for it on the store shelves!

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Sounds yummy!

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I would love to win this prize

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sounds great

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i would love to try this it sounds really good takes me back to when i was a kid

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Love grillin'

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im a pepsi addict! i'd naturally love this! thanks

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That sounds really good, I'll have to try it. And I love all things Pepsi!

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Pepsi and BBQ!! 2 of my favorite thing's! Yummmm!

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Yay, we love Pepsi and picnics. This would be a great prize.

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I hope I win. I could use this!

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I haven't seen this in the stores, but I'd like to try it!

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I have seen a few recipes using sodas. Of course there is the good old coca-cola ham, but my favorite is to use ginger ale when cooking baby carrots - yummy!

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this sounds very good, we make our own sauces alot with pop, this would be a good one to try!

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wow! i never heard of pepsi natural, so cool!!

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I had not heard of pepsi natural..Sounds interesting..Thanks for the chance to win!

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Yum, thanks for sharing the recipe, we love trying new sauces around here!

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I am going to try this recipe tomrrow. Looks delicious and bought the new Pepsi today while shopping. Thank you.

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What an amazing recipe! I'd definitely score some points at our next BBQ if I made that sauce!

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That sounds delicious!

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I love Pepsi and Pepsi Natural sounds even better! I cannot wait to try this recipe.

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This sounds so great.

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We love our BBQ's! I will certainly try your recipe for the Southern Cola Barbeque Sauce. Our annual Labor Day BBQ is coming up. What a fun and healthy prize. Love it!

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What a wonderful way to help end summer break! Good Luck!

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I hadn't even hear of this new Pepsi before--thanks for the tip and the chance to win!

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I am ADDICTED to PEPSI.I love it on a good day and NEED it on a bad day. Cant wait to taste Pepsi Natural.

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Pepsi is our family's favorite soft drink -- I hope they'll come out with a diet or sugar-free version :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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This is a unique gift and I would be happy to win it.

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I am VERY excited about this new Pepsi Natural.

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I'm hungry now!

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Looks really delicious! I'd liek to try this sauce recipe for Labor day!

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I love Pepsi so i am anxious about the new taste.

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I gave up soda because of all the stuff in it, but I loved it so much! I guess I might just have to try Pepsi Natural, because it sounds great!

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We bbq all the time in South Texas. Really will try it!

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would love to try this new soda!
thanks!
moore.g@Insideconnect.net

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My husband loves to cook out and I love to cook, so this would be a perfect givewaway.

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I've also used soda (orange, lime or cola) as a marinade for barbecued meats too. It's a great tenderizer :)

I'm bookmarking this sauce recipe!

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cool - never heard o Pepsi natural before !

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Love the concept!

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sounds great!

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I'd have to try the bbq sauce recipe. Great giveaway!

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This is definitely something for my family. We love to BBQ. The recipe I'm definitely going to try. The Pepsi product sounds something new & completely different. I would love to give it a try.

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I love, love recipes that include soft drinks like this. I will be making it as soon as i can get to the store...so will my son...Thanks!

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that is interesting

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OK I have to be honest - a southern BBQ with Pepsi instead of one that rhymes with bloke? Hmm... never ever occurred to me. I will give it a shot :)

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great! will try it