10/09/2008

Mop Sauce

Mop that Sauce

Mop sauce is often referred to as a basting sauce, are vinegar or other based liquids that are applied to meats during the slow cooking process of traditional bbq, to keep the meats moist and add flavor. Mop sauce gets it’s name from the tool that looks like a small kitchen mop used to apply the sauce. Most competitive bbq teams swear by their mops almost as much as they do their dry rubs.

Mop sauce protect the moisture level of your meat, mops will usually contain a vinegar or other liquid to replace some of the fat that is lost during the cooking process. It is all about maintaining moisture as well as adding great flavor.

Below are sauce bases that you can use to develop your own mop sauce.

Texas Mop Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 2 cans (12 ounces) light beer
  • 6 ounces yellow mustard
  • 8 ounces Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 ounces hickory flavored barbecue sauce
  • 4 ounces honey
  • 4 ounces wine vinegar
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • Pinch hot chile flakes
Preparation:
  • Combine all the above ingredients in a pan and cook at medium heat for 30 minutes. Mop sauce on meat every few minutes during cooking.
Georgian Style Mop Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups beer or water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Preparation:
  • Warm oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add garlic and onion and saute for about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard, orange juice, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook until thick it should take about 15 minutes.
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