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Grapette BBQ Sauce

Grapette BBQ sauce was made in-house and used exclusively at the famous Shack barbeque near the capital in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Their sandwiches were made with love, shredded cabbage and the tangy, unforgetable Shack Grapette BBQ sauce.

Whatcha Need:

Wet Ingredients:

  • three 24 oz. bottles of ketchup
  • Fill all bottles with Grapette soda, swish, and pour in bowl
  • Add 2 cups plain vinegar

Dry Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. chili powder
  • 4 oz. black pepper
  • 4 oz. garlic salt (SALT, not garlic powder)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (more or less to taste)
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • 1 small jar of yellow mustard

Whatcha Do:

  1. Combine wet ingredients in a large pan and heat on high until just ready to boil.
  2. Add dry ingredients. Immediately lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir often to avoid sticking.
  3. User right away or cool to room temperature and pour into sealable containers and store in refrigerator.


  • Grapette International