Dreamland BBQ...one of THE best rib joints in the state of Alabama. They make ribs so delicious, it'll make you wanna cry! It's worth every minute of the two hour drive from my house just to eat their ribs, not to mention the plate of Sunbeam bread and bowl of barbecue sauce (for dipping the bread in, of course!) that's brought to the table when you first arrive. I found a copycat recipe (which was an excellent recipe, by the way)for their famous sauce on another website, but I thought it needed just a bit of tweaking. I think Dreamland's sauce has more of a vinegar taste to it and it is definitely hotter than the copycat recipe. This is my version of the copycat recipe that I've tweaked a bit to taste more (in my humble opinion) like Dreamland's original sauce. This recipe makes a very thin bbq sauce.
- 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree
- 1⁄3 cup yellow mustard
- 3 cups water
- 1 3⁄4-2 cups cider vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup karo dark corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 3 teaspoons ground red pepper
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Combine the tomato and mustard in a dutch oven.
- Stir together until well mixed.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Serve warm with smoked or grilled ribs.
- You can also do as we do at Dreamland, take a piece of plain white bread and dunk it in the sauce.
- Absolute heaven in a bowl!