Duplicating Whitt's BBQ - Tennessee Sauce

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jpadgett, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. My girl is from Nashville, Tennessee and on one of the trips up there she introduced me to Whitt's BBQ.... I must say, their pulled pork is great! They also have two wonderful sauces - one spicy and one mild - both are vinegar based.

    Question: does anyone here have a sauce mix that comes close to Whitt's?

    Anyway, I've been smokin ribs, brisket, and turkeys for some time and want to try some pulled pork and try and duplicate the sauce from Whitt's. Her family is coming down later in the year, so I thought it would be a hoot to treat them to one of their favorites.

    Thanks in advance,

    jpadgett
     
  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    This one?


    "Whitt's" Secret Sauce Richard Will's vinegar based sauce. A lot like "Cairo".

    2 cups cider vinegar
    1 cup water
    1 cup catsup
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon salt
    ½ cup cooking oil
    Bring all ingredients to a boil stirring constantly, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
    Dissolve 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in ¼ cup of cold water and mix into a paste.
    Slowly stir cornstarch paste into sauce and simmer to thicken to desired consistency. Makes about 2 quarts.
     
  3. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I swear....it's like magic the way you ask for something and it just appears.... [​IMG]
     
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Have never heard of that sauce but sounds pretty good! Thats Debi for ya, ask and you shall receive...........think she has a cookbook from everyone that ever cooked[​IMG]
     
  5. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If ya only have 38 oz. of fluids that is going to reduce anyway....How do ya come up with "makes about 2 quarts"...64 ozs. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Nope but I do have a 6' x 4' book shelf and a 80 gig hard drive full (not to mention 100's of CDs.


    If that doesn't work I have Google! [​IMG]
     
  7. Hey thanks!!!! I'll try it out this weekend and let you know how it goes. I went by Sams Club and found some butts pretty cheap, so now I gotta try it.
     
  8. dbla1155

    dbla1155 Newbie

    That is not the recipe for the sauce at Whitt's. No way it has ketchup in it.
     

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