Sunday, July 21, 2013

BBQ Sauce

I have some pulled pork that needs a bbq sauce, so I googled for it.  Started out by looking for the vinegar based kind from around here, but I think the pork needs to be cooked in it, and the pork I had is already done and shredded.

Thats when I discovered that a major alternative to the classic tomato based sauce is mustard based.  I looked at this recipe and did a little jig when I scanned the dozen ingredients that I had every single one, including the more rare white peppercorns. Woo hoo!

It turned into a fabulously thick sauce and tangy for days. This is exactly the kind of bbq I loved, and now I know how it's made!  Life is great sometimes.

BBQ Mustard based Sauce

-1 cup prepared yellow mustard
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/4 cup light brown sugar
-3/4 cup cider vinegar
-1/4 cup water
-2 tablespoons chili powder
-1 teaspoon black pepper
-1 teaspoon white pepper
-1/4 teaspoon cayenne
-1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
-2 tablespoons butter
-1 tablespoon liquid smoke (hickory flavoring)

Simmer all except soy, butter and smoke for 30 minutes, then add the rest and simmer for 10 minutes more.  I used a non-stick pan and would scrape the thickened dark on the sides down into the sauce, stirring frequently.

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