Smokey BBQ Sauce with Mopping Sauce

BBQ Sauce is one of those condiments that are easy to create, personalize, and make from home.  Once you start making your own you won’t ever want to purchase the commercial stuff again!  It’s that good.  This BBQ Sauce is especially great on pork and chicken; while the mopping sauce tenderizes the meat and keeps it moist.  I suggest searing the meat to keep all the juices in then continue to cook low and slow, brushing with the mopping sauce as needed.  The BBQ sauce should be applied at the end of cooking so that the sugars have time to caramelize but not burn, which would be icky.

BBQ Sauce:

1 C. Ketchup

1 C. Red Wine Vinegar

1/2 C. Brown Sugar

1/4 C. Molasses

1 1/2 tsp. Liquid Smoke (Omit this if you are using a smoker box or smoke flavored charcoal on the grill)

1/2 tsp. Salt

rounded 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper

1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp. Onion Powder

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer until desired consistency.    See!  Easy and delicious!

Mopping Sauce:

3/4 C. White Vinegar

3/4 C. Lemon Juice

4 dashes favorite Hot Sauce

4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce

1 Small Onion, Minced

salt and pepper

2-3 C. Water

Bring all ingredients to a boil.  Use to baste meats on the smoker box or grill.


Published in: on March 16, 2011 at 9:19 AM  Comments (2)  

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  1. I love it. This is the type of sauce you taste, put on your food, and never stop eating because it’s so good lol. Love this.

  2. This is the absolutely best BBQ sauce that has ever graced my lips. LOL Seriously! The vinegar and lemon juice in the mopping sauce are also very effective at tenderizing the meat, especially when you cook low and slow or over direct heat (grill). I hope you give it a try and let me know what ya think! =)

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