Have you ever used Coca-Cola as an ingredient in barbecue sauce? Fans claim it adds a nice sweetness to the sauce.
Here's one recipe, via Phil Mooney at Coca Cola Conversations:
Thick Barbecue Sauce
2 medium onions
3/4 cup Coca-Cola
3/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Shred or blender-chop onions. Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover pan; reduce heat and simmer about 45 minutes until sauce is very thick. Stir occasionally.
Makes about 2 cups.