Sarasota's Carolina BBQ Sauce

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"The base of the recipe was my girl friends recipe; and, she claimed it was the best ... until we tweaked it a bit. It really turned out delicious. NOW, if you are not a fan of a 'mustard/vinegar' flavor - this is probably not for you. But, please give it a try, I think you will like it. A perfect BBQ sauce for the oven or grill. Make sure to let it set overnight; or, at least a few hours to develop all the flavors before using. It will last a good week in the fridge. Also note ... Carolina Sauce is quite 'tangy'; so, don't expect this to be spicy, it isn't."

Original recipe yields 12-24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (86.6 g)
  • Calories 138.2
  • Total Fat - 5.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 12.4 mg
  • Sodium - 796.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 14.5 g
  • Protein - 4.6 g
  • Calcium - 114.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Sauce ... Simply add everything except the butter to a pot; and, bring to a light boil. Then, immediately reduce to a simmer. One note ... start out with the the least amounts of mustard, hot sauce and liquid smoke; because, as it cooks, you can always add more if needed.

Step 2

Cook ... Simmer a good 30 minutes, taste; and, adjust if needed. Add the butter; then, simmer another 10 minutes.

Step 3

Cool off the heat. Then, transfer to a mason jar, tupperware container, or anything you have. Cover and refrigerate, and let is rest overnight if possible; or, at least a few hours.

Step 4

ENJOY! ... I find that this is best on chicken and pork.

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