Thursday, July 28, 2011

My special bbq sauce

When we were living in Idaho, we went to a rib shack. On the table, they had 7 different bbq sauces to use. We tried them all and there was one that blew my socks off. It was called Carolina sauce. I could taste the vinegar and it went perfectly with the meat. It was then that I realized that I do love vinegar. I have looked and have not seen any Carolina sauces sold in the stores here so I found a recipe on and gave it a whirl.

It's not perfect. The one at the rib place had a more vinegarry flavor than this one but it is still definitely my preferred bbq sauce. I think if I cut back on the sugar some, the vinegar flavor will come out stronger. I will try that next time.

One of my favorite dinners is chicken and steamed veggies topped with the Carolina sauce.

Big Daddy's Carolina Style BBQ 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 -2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon liquid smoke (hickory flavoring)


1 Mix all except soy, butter and smoke. Simmer 30 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 more minutes. Vinegar taste may be very strong until completely cooled. Refrigerating overnight is best and allows flavors to blend.

2 Add a few drops of Louisiana Hot Sauce at the end if additional heat is desired.

On etime I was in a rush and so boiled the sauce instead of simmering...don't do that. I turns into caramel and isn't so good.


Anonymous said...

Yum! i copied the recipe! thanks, love,andrea

Us said...

That looks really good!! I want to try this out!

Tiff :o) said...

So glad I could pass along the love. :)

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