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
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2T soy sauce
1/2 t minced garlic
1/2 t minced fresh ginger
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!