Sunday, August 7, 2011

West Texas Flaming Mop Sauce for Barbecue

West Texas Flaming Mop Sauce for Barbecue

For those of you that are just learning about barbecue, this is an important day in your life. Barbecue sauce is used to cover up the flavor of inferior cuts of meat, or to enhance great barbecue by sitting on the side as an accent. Mopping sauce is a completely different animal. Its purpose is to tenderize while flavorizing. The rule of thumb for brisket and ribs is slow and low. While Smoking the meat give it a little mop every 20 minutes or so. You’ll see and taste the difference the first time you try it!

1-3/4 Cups White vinegar

3 Tbl. Louisiana Hot sauce

1 TBL Dark Brown sugar

1 tsp. Cayenne pepper

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. Fresh-ground black pepper

1 tsp. Sugar

Mix in a non-reactive bowl and cover. Mop onto ribs, pork shoulder or brisket while slow smoking.

Makes about 2 cups

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