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don04
09-29-2010, 01:04 PM
Hello all. I am building my UDS, it should be done this week. I ordered a thermometer and some lake county, rooster booster rub from Smokie Okie. I am not sure what to do for sauces. I looked around in the forums for a basic sauce recipe to start customizing my own way, but only found one.

I don't want to buy a ton of sauces and fill up my beer fridge... Does anyone have a basic recipe for BBQ sauce I can start with? Mild, and/or Mustard based?

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Don Fitz.

Joneser
09-29-2010, 01:11 PM
Here is a recipe from Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn that I like.

Recipe

Yield: 6 cups.
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon table salt
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup yellow ballpark-style mustard
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup steak sauce
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 cup dark brown sugar (you can use light brown sugar if that's all you have)

3 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 medium cloves of garlic, crushed or minced

Optional. If you are cooking indoors, or if your meat does not have a lot of smoke flavor, or if you just want more smoke flavor, you can add 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke.

About the chili powder. Not all chili powders are created equal. Many of the common grocery store chili powders are lifeless and dumbed down for the Anglo consumer. Buy your chili powder from a Mexican grocer or online.

About the vinegar. I like my sauce tart. If you are not big on vinegar, cut it in half.

About the steak sauce. There are many different brands and they all have different flavor profiles, but what we want here is the meaty depth of savoriness that they call umami, so use whatever you have on hand.

Secret ingredient. Add 2 tablespoons of tamarind paste. This exotic ingredient isn't really that exotic. It shows up on the ingredient lists of a lot of great BBQ sauces. It has a sweet citrusy flavor and really amps up a sauce. If you can't find it in an Asian grocery, it is available online. Worth looking for.

Do this
1) In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, black pepper, and salt. In a large bowl, mix the ketchup, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire, lemon juice, steak sauce, molasses, honey, hot sauce, and brown sugar. Mix them, but you don't have to mix thoroughly.

2) Over medium heat, warm the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions and saute until limp and translucent, about 5 minutes. Crush the garlic, add it, and cook for another minute. Add the dry spices and stir for about 2 minutes to extract their oil-soluble flavors. Add the wet ingredients. Simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes with the lid off to thicken it a bit.

2) Taste and adjust. Add more of anything that you want a little bit at a time. It may taste a bit vinegary at first, but that will be less obvious when you use it. Strain it if you don't want the chunks of onion and garlic. I prefer leaving them in. They give the sauce a home-made texture. You can use it immediately, but I think it's better when aged overnight. You can store it into clean bottles in the refrigerator for a month or two.

SmokyOkie
09-29-2010, 01:15 PM
This is a very basic sauce recipe. You will find that you can also adapt it very easily. For instance, you could add Karo syrup for shine and sweetness, or evn back out the brown sugar and replace it with molasses, cane syrup, Karo syrup or even honey or white sugar.

You could also add herbs or spices such as cloves, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, etc.

You could add cilis or hot sauce for heat as well.

44 ounces ketchup
1 cup yellow mustard
1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar
3 cups cider vinegar
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt



Here is my Dickeydoo BBQ Sauce recipe, it is mustard based and a good deal more tart. Best description is that it tastes like sweet 57 Sauce on steroids. It's a great sauce on pork and chicken and really likes to be scorched just a little.

2 cups yellow mustard
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup chili powder
2 teaspoons white pepper
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Change Measurements: US | Metric
Directions:

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 40 mins
1
Combine all but last 2 infredients.
2
Simmer and stir often for 30 minutes.
3
Add soy sauce and butter.
4
Stir until butter is melted.
5
Use as described in the description above.
6
Store refrigerated.

don04
09-29-2010, 01:46 PM
Thanks. You guys are top notch. I will get these cooked up for my seasoning this weekend and be ready to go...:thumbs up:

Don Fitz.

SmokyOkie
09-29-2010, 02:11 PM
About the steak sauce. There are many different brands and they all have different flavor profiles, but what we want here is the meaty depth of savoriness that they call umami, so use whatever you have on hand.

Secret ingredient. Add 2 tablespoons of tamarind paste. This exotic ingredient isn't really that exotic. It shows up on the ingredient lists of a lot of great BBQ sauces. It has a sweet citrusy flavor and really amps up a sauce. If you can't find it in an Asian grocery, it is available online. Worth looking for.



Did you know that umame is what the Japanese call MSG?

You can find tamarinds or tamarind paste at Mexican and Asian food stores.

I prefer to buy the paste, because separating the pulpl from the pods and seeds is a real hassle.

don04
09-29-2010, 02:42 PM
My lucky day.. we have an asian grocery store down the street... I will have to take a ride tomorrow at lunch.

Vermin99
09-29-2010, 05:48 PM
I really like this mustard based sauce.

Roxy's S.C. Mustard Sauce

1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup Yellow mustard
1/4 cup onion finely minced
2 cloves garlic pureed
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Combine ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

For a smoother sauce, blend on high for a few minutes.

cliffcarter
09-30-2010, 06:57 AM
I use roxy's sauce on pulled pork, great stuff:thumbs up:
My basic sauce recipe-

40oz bottle of ketchup
2 cups of light brown sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup apple juice
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS granulated garlic
1 TBS granulated onion
1 TBS black pepper
El Yucateca Habenero hot sauce to taste

simmer 30-45 minutes stirring occasionally