BBQ Sauce Tips and other useful tidbits.

Here's some useful tips on BBQ Sauce, Rubs and Mops.

  1. Your basic BBQ sauce: Almost all BBQ sauces consist of vinegar (go easy on this stuff), ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Add garlic, finely chopped onions (or onion powder), fresh ground course black pepper, red pepper, honey or brown sugar. I like to add lemon or lime for a more tangy taste.

    If you want to add heat, remember, a little goes a long way. You don't want to overpower the rest of the seasonings.

  2. Dry Rubs: Rubs are a lot like sauces in that most start with fresh coarse ground pepper and salt (seasoning salt).

    Speaking of seasoning salt, one of my personal favorites in called Serendipity made right here in Texas.

    One traditional recipe consists of paprika, garlic, fresh grown coarse black pepper and a little fajita mix. Prior to adding your rub you can apply a thin layer of oil & vinegar or some type of Italian salad dressing to the meat. The oil allows the rub to stick to the meat.

  3. Sop and Mop: While cooking your meats on the grill, you will also want to have a sop and mop recipe. It keeps the meat moist and adds additional flavors. You can use store bought BBQ sauces or come up with your own secret sauce to apply while cooking.

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