BBQ Recipes: South Carolina Finishing Sauce
Up here in Yankee Territory where we don't know chit about barbecue we like our barbeque meat sweet and swimming in sauce. To many of us, eating barbecue meat without sauce is simply not done.
But in the South, where barbeque is as important as religion, the sauce is secondary to the meat. It some areas they eschew sauce altogether. Heathens.
But in South Carolina, where pork is king, barbeque sauce is a thin, mustard/vinegar concoction that works miracles on pork. It's put on at the table to finish the meat. Here's a couple of recipes from the Qman of the BBQ-Brethren for South Carolina finishing sauce.
Basic South Carolina Sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup yellow mustard
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Crystal hot sauce-or your favorite
- Salt and pepper to your taste-I use a lot
Fancy South Carolina Finishing Sauce