Made this sauce today for some baby backs that I slow cooked all day using the side smoker box on the grill. My-O-My. This sauce put them over the top. I found myself with no red pepper in the fridge, and got creative by dicing up a fresh peach for that chunky effect. Also didn't have the full amount of white vinegar so I combined some white, cider, rice, and balsamic vinegars to bring it up to measure. I loved the mingling of flavors, but will go for more heat next time with a bit of chipotle as well. Keep in mind that I like SPICY so please try the written recipe first before turning up the heat. Can't imagine anyone being dissapointed with this marvelous sauce.
This is the best sauce for pork period. The ribs are fantastic cooked this way, but it's the sauce that really makes it. At first a slightly sharp vinegar taste that mellows into a sweet taste and then the heat kicks in! It's not really all that hot but oh so good. My wife said it's the best BBQ sauce she's ever had and I agree.
These are superb! If you're looking for the PERFECT knock-em-dead recipe for your big bbq this summer, this is it! It's HOT, so have plenty of cold drinks waiting. Yum!
I make something REALLY similar.... but I hate Tabasco, so I use a habanero based hot sauce... and I skip the liquid smoke, as my meats are actually cooked in a smoker, so there is no reason to add liquid smoke.
I am already planning to make a double batch of this. I have yet to find a sauce anywhere near this warm on the store shelves. This is not for children or your grandma!