Sauces, Mops, Rubs, Seasonings

Mops and rubs give flavor to barbecued meat before or during cooking, and seasonings and sauces give flavor during cooking or after. Each region will have its own favorite flavors and sauces. Mop Sauces Mop sauces are thin and acidic and are used to baste meats during cooking, especially pork, as it slow cooks. Since most mops have little or no sugar, they can baste all throughout the cooking time without fear it will burn. Mops are typically applied with a miniature version of a cotton mop since it soaks up the thinner sauces better than a standard bristle or silicone brush. The vinegary flavor helps to cut the fat flavor in the finished product. A typical recipe for a mop sauce can be as simple as vinegar (white or cider vinegar), chili pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Spiced up versions contain spices or herbs, lemon peel, a little sweetness to cut down the vinegar (like a bit of white or brown sugar, maple syrup or honey), and melted butter or beef stock for richness and flavor. If you want to use the same mop sauce recipe for basting as serving at the table, make sure you keep the sauce for mop basting separate as this will inevitably have raw meat juices in it picked up during the mopping process and you don’t want to cross contaminate. Rubs There are two kinds of rubs: dry rubs and wet rubs. Dry rubs are simply a mixture of dry ingredients rubbed on meats before cooking. Wet rubs are dry rubs with a bit of moisture to make them spreadable or...
Spicy Apricot Basting Sauce

Spicy Apricot Basting Sauce

PrintSpicy Apricot Basting SauceAuthor All Q'd Up BBQ Blog Writers Ingredients1 cup apricot jam or preserves1/2 cup white vinegar3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce2 tablespoons Dijon mustard2 tablespoons honey2 teaspoons crush red pepperInstructionsMix all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Simmer mixture of medium heat until honey and preserves are melted.Brush on pork at the end of grilling or barbecuing.Serve at table side for extra flavor. NotesRecipe courtesy of National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit PorkBeinspired.com. All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...
Basic Eastern North Carolina Hot Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Basic Eastern North Carolina Hot Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Basic vinegar sauce with red pepper. PrintBasic Eastern North Carolina Hot Vinegar Barbecue SauceAuthor adapted from north carolina pork producers association Ingredients2 quarts cider vinegar1 1/4 to 1 1/2 ounces crushed red pepperSalt and pepper to tasteInstructionsMix all the ingredients together.Use for basting a whole pig, and use unused sauce for serving with freshly pulled meat. All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...
Sweet Bourbon Mop Sauce

Sweet Bourbon Mop Sauce

This mop sauce is sweetened brown sugar and beet molasses. Use for beef or pork. Recipe adapted from The Little Smoker Book. Sweet Bourbon Mop 2016-07-28 18:59:04 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 cup Kentucky bourbon 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup finely chopped onions, almost blended 1/4 cup sugar beet molasses (regular molasses may be substitute) 1/4 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Instructions Mix all the ingredients together. Use now or store in the refrigerator. When using, don't use at very high temperatures since the sugar in the sauce may burn. Adapted from The Little Smoker Book Adapted from The Little Smoker Book All Qd Up http://www.allqdup.com/ Renee Shelton Renee’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. Almost. Really, it’s a tough call here. When she’s not tasting BBQ and dipping in the sauce, Renee can be found at...

Sweet Thai BBQ Glaze

This Thai inspired glaze has sesame oil, fresh ginger, honey, lime, and red curry paste all mixed with a little Thai sweet chili sauce. Use as a glaze during grilling for fish and poultry. Adapted from Grill Skills: Professional Tips for the Perfect Barbeque. Thai Glaze 2016-07-20 16:11:46 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 3 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce 1 tablespoon red curry paste 1 teaspoon lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated Instructions Mix all the ingredients together in a small saucepan. Simmer for a few minutes. Cool, then use to brush on foods during grilling. All Qd Up http://www.allqdup.com/ All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...