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Texas Barbecue Juice Recipe


Texas mop sauce in a pot
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In Texas, the traditional barbecue sauce recipe is usually more like a tomato soup: thin and spicy. It penetrates the meat deeply as it is mopped on during the cooking process or served on the side.

Serve with: beef BBQ and a Lone Star beer.


Course:
Sauces and Condiments
Cuisine:
American
,
Southern

Makes:

Servings: 5 cups

Takes:

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons American chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 cup Lone Star beer (or any other lager)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 cups beef stock
Notes:
About the butter. Butter works fine, but to make it authentic, use rendered beef fat from the a brisket.
Metric conversion:

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Method

  • Prep. Finely chop the onion, mince the garlic, and chop the bell pepper.
  • Mix the paprika, black pepper, American chili powder, and cumin in a small bowl.
  • Cook. In a small saucepan, melt the butter or fat and gently cook the onion over medium heat until translucent.
  • Add the garlic, bell pepper, and the spice mix. Stir, and cook for two minutes to extract the flavors.
  • Add the stock and the rest of the ingredients. Stir until well blended. Simmer on medium for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust as needed.
  • Use. Divide it in half and use half to mop the meat when cooking. Use the remainder to splash on the meat when you serve it.