need a good BBQ sauce recipe

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  1. DBOh2ofwlr

    DBOh2ofwlr Elite Refuge Member

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    anyone have a good barbeque sauce recipe. i dont like sweet and i dont need one thats blazing hot either, but i like it with a little zip. im smoking a brisket for christmas eve and would like to make the sauce from scratch.
     
  2. BullCook

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    BBQ SAUCE has a different meaning in areas away from home
    there is BBQ Sauce for pork, beef and chickens and certain fish
    there's finishing sauces and dipping sauces
    there's cooking sauces and there's basting sauces

    Here in NC, it's Vinegar based in the East and Ketsup based in the west. It's so touchy that you can draw a line on the state map.
    Over in SC they got a Mustard Sauce that's fantastic.
    I've seen a Texas BBQ Sauce that was sweet and thick
    And over at Memphis it has to burn and be red!!

    Each area has it's taste

    For a Brisket I'd do this:
    2 cups ketsup
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 tablespoon salt
    1/2 cup white vinegar
    1 tablespoon ground garlic
    1 teaspoon paprikia
    2 tablespoons of woshchestershire
    1 can of day old coke cola
    1 tablespoon of hot dog mustard
    mix all this in a blender
    if you want heat add some ground red pepper or Frank's Hot Sauce. (most of the time I'd say SwampFire Sauce, but you ain't gona understand that one)

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  3. Mack Molloy

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    Bullcook hit the nail on the head....BBQ sauce and how you use it is different all around the country. I like to use sauce on the smoked meat after it is sliced and ready to eat...but I have also sliced the meat and then reheated with sauce on it.

    When you go to Arthur Bryants and order brisket, they take a hunk of meat and slice off a big hand full and then throw it on a bun or bread. This is some pretty good eating! IMO....the measure of a good sauce is the ability to put in on meat either on the grill or on your plate!

    I like to smoke my brisket with dry rubs applied 3-4 days before smoking and then spray it down with apple juice & soy sauce while it is smoking. Good meat will stand on its own...no sauce needed.

    Good luck.

    Mack
     
  4. DBOh2ofwlr

    DBOh2ofwlr Elite Refuge Member

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    Bullcook, i was station in NC(Bragg) for 4 years, just wasnt into the cookin thing then (too young and dumb). would like a recipe for the vinegar based also, i knid of liked that. thanks for the recipe, ill try that one out. how long will it keep?? Sean
     
  5. BullCook

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    I make two BBQ Sauces that have been a hand down from father to son since my Great .....Great.....and a few more greats Granddad cooked for Francis Marion. Today we call them Knaw'n Sauce and Hog Bog Sauce.
    I'll give a good Easten NC Vinegar Sauce, but it won't be one of those.

    3/4 gallon of Apple vinegar
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    2 tablespoon uniodinized salt
    2 tablespoon of big flaked ground pepper
    1 tablespoon paparikia
    1/2 tablespoon ground garlic
    1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
    Mix it well!!

    Sauce spoils due to the contents
    As long as the sauce does not contain butter or meat drippings, etc, it will have a long shelf life. Keeping it in a cool dark corner or a frig will stop it from breaking down
     
  6. fallriver

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    Gates Barbeque sauce

    2 quarts of ketchup
    2 cups of amber (apple) distilled vinegar
    2 cups of water
    1-½ teaspoons of hickory liquid smoke (Wrights)
    2 teaspoons of lemon juice
    Then mix spices in a separate bowl:
    1 cup of sugar
    ¼ cup of salt
    Then mix together
    2 tablespoons of ground cumin
    2 tablespoons of garlic powder
    2 tablespoons of whole celery seeds
    1 tablespoon of chili powder
    2 tablespoons of red pepper
    Then mix with other bowl

    it's important to mix in order.
     
  7. rockjawjohnny

    rockjawjohnny Senior Refuge Member

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    Just get some head country! No one here (or anywhere else for that matter) can make anything better. Just ask any okie boys.
     

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