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...
Two-Mustard Honey Glaze

Two-Mustard Honey Glaze

PrintTwo-Mustard Honey GlazeAuthor All Q'd Up BBQ Blog Writers Ingredients1 cup honey1/2 cup Dijon mustard1/2 cup stone ground mustardSalt and pepper to tasteInstructionsMix all ingredients together. Use for brushing on pork chops, roasted pork, or ribs. If using on ribs or a large roast, baste the last 30 minutes of cooking. 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...
South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

PrintSouth Carolina Mustard Barbecue SauceAuthor All Q'd Up BBQ Blog Writers Ingredients3/4 cup mustard, prepared3/4 cup red wine vinegar1/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons melted butter1 - 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1 - 1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauceInstructionsMix all ingredients together.Will keep refrigerated for 2 weeks. 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...
Carolina Mustard Sauce

Carolina Mustard Sauce

Carolina Mustard Sauce 2015-01-17 12:30:33 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 8 ounces prepared yellow mustard 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 3 1/2 ounces ketchup 1 ounce apple cider vinegar 1/2 ounce honey 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Tabasco Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl to combine and dissolve the sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let stand in refrigerator for 24 hours before using. All Qd Up http://www.allqdup.com/   All Q’d Up BBQ Blog Writers Dedicated to the art of grilling, smoking, and...