Adopted recipe. Please note that this is not a sweet BBQ sauce at all. If you are looking for a "Memphis" or "Kansas City" style sauce, with tomatoes and molasses or brown sugar, please look elsewhere or you will be disappointed.
Eastern North Carolina is where you would find the original inspiration for this. Traditionally, a whole hog is cooked and this style of sauce is used both for the mop and on the side. I really like this stuff, it's a nice change from sweet sauces and makes a dynamite mop, as well.
Keeps in a covered container in the fridge almost indefinitely.
This is the recipe my Mom concocted years ago for barbecued ribs. This is the only recipe we ever used! It is different in that you add preserves to the sauce to give it a sweet taste. Watch out! It can become habit forming! The amount of preserves used would be determined by the amount of sauce made. For the recipe listed I would use enough preserves to make the sauce thick, probably about 1/2 to 3/4 of a small jar. You can use apricot or peach, whichever you have on hand or prefer. One tip for grilling: The sugar in the preserves tends to burn on the grill quickly. To avoid a real clean-up mess, use the sauce at the end of the grilling. When using this recipe for Pulled Pork, omit preserves -- This will give you the perfect sauce for Pulled Pork!
Being so close to Canadian Thanksgiving, I thought this recipe might be handy. It is traditional in our family and served quite thick to pour over mashed potatoes. Left over gravy can be used up in a turkey casserole. We usually make a turkey shepherd's pie which can be frozen and add the mashed potatoes when defrosted and cooked.
Can double, triple this recipe, very basic add to recipe, Freeze in portion servings. Add whatever is in the frige, carrot , green pepper, celery, mushrooms etc. Serve over any kind of noodles or rice and sprinkle with parmesan. Use as a base for lasagna, tacos, chili or casseroles, just generaly handy to have in the freezer.
This is a wonderful, all-purpose rub that can be used on steaks, chicken, shrimp or fish. This makes up about 3/4 cup, and can be stored in an air-tight container so you always have some on hand. This particular mix can be made from spices that most people have on hand already!
This is a wonderful mix that is quick to mix up and will keep up to 6 months when stored in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Use this mix to add zip to cake batters, quick bread, whipped cream, pancakes, muffins, etc. If the recipe calls for various spices, just add up the amounts and sub this spice blend. Yet another great recipe from More Make-A-Mix-Cookery
It enhances the flavour of many foods, I live in Egypt and use it often, I always have in the fridge to liven up the taste buds. Ideal condiment for Liver, spaghetti, foul medames (Egyptian fava beans)
Fresh sage leaves make this a memorable dish. Use about 1/2 tsp dried sage if fresh is not available. Serve this on its own or use it in a hamburger bun. Other condoments should not be necessary as this has a pretty intense flavour on its own.