Slopping Sauce

Slopping Sauce

Happy Fourth of July!  It is a spectacular sunny day here in Southeastern NC, after weeks of rain!  I hope that everyone on the other side of this screen is enjoying their families and spending a little time giving thanks for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.  Our family celebrates the same way every year, swimming and cooking out in the afternoon, a picnic on the pier while we wait for the fireworks in the evening.

This year Mr.Fix-it is smoking my favorite, a beef brisket.  I fell in love with brisket on a trip we took to San Antonio, Texas, that we fondly remember as the Barbecue tour of Texas.  In SENC, pork BBQ is the staple, and we love it tossed with a vinegar based spicy sauce.  But, in Texas, it is all about the beef!  I’ll never forget the first bite, tender and rich, smothered in a spicy tomato based sauce, heavenly!

Mr.Fix-it has perfected the meat, so it was  up to me to concoct an awesome sauce.  After many batches, I hit upon this one, it is rich and tangy, and is a fantastic blend of a flavorful tomato sauce and a traditional vinegar sauce.  I’ve been making it for years and it is very well-loved by friends and family alike, on beef, pork and chicken!

Simply gather you ingredients.  ( Check out all those tomatoes on the right, you don’t need them in this recipe, but slice them up and they are a great accompaniment!)


Add them all, except the oil,  to a small sauce pan,  and simmer about 10 min.


Whisk in the oil,


I love it served warm, but it keeps well in the fridge too!


Slop it, slather it or dunk your choice of meat, DELICIOUS!


Claire’s BBQ Sauce

1cup ketchup

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

2T soy sauce

2T Worcestershire

2T mustard

1/2 t minced garlic

1/2 t minced fresh ginger

1T oil

Blend all ingredients, except oil, in a small saucepan over low heat.  Blend well and bring to a simmer for about ten minutes.  Remove from heat and whisk in oil.  Cool slightly and serve.  ENJOY!

God Bless America and YOU!


5 Responses

  1. jlo
    jlo July 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm | | Reply

    Looks yummie will have to try. Happy Fourth

  2. Hughlene Collins
    Hughlene Collins July 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm | | Reply

    Your sauce looks great Claire!!! I’ll try it soon and pass it on to my sister. They do “whole hog” cookouts often.

  3. bonnie rosenmeier
    bonnie rosenmeier July 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm | | Reply

    Tum…everyone looks good…what is on Mr Fixits head? Happy 4th

  4. Mr. FixIT
    Mr. FixIT July 5, 2013 at 11:11 am | | Reply

    That would be hair on top of my head.

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