Good finishing sauce for a pork butt.

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by vosser78, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. I've been working hard on a BBQ sauce today that's good with pork. I have tried a few options so far and I haven't really been impressed. Just looking for some ideas?
  2. This was my try today.. Minus the measurements I been playing with a few things. However i did put chili powder in it and the flavor is over powering.

    2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    2½ cups finely chopped onion

    2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced

    3 Tablespoons brown sugar

    4 Tablespoons sweet molasses

    1/3 cup raw organic apple cider vinegar

    1 6-ounce can organic tomato paste

    1 teaspoon ground cumin

    1 teaspoon chili powder  (optional)

    1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

    1 teaspoon salt

    Several grinds fresh black pepper

    1½ cups water

    I added a small amount of Whisky to this as well?
  3. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    If there is one thing that I have learned about making tomato based sauces it is that the first thing you have to do is make ketchup[​IMG]. Look at your ingredients and then compare them to the ingredients listed on a bottle of ketchup. See the similarity? The simplest easiest way to make a tomato based sauce is to start with a bottle of ketchup and add your spices and sugars that suit your tastes.

    OK, enough preaching, this is a sauce that I like on pork and chicken-

    35oz bottle of ketchup
    2 cups of light brown sugar
    1 cup apple cider vinegar
    1/2 cup apple juice
    2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
    1 TBS granulated garlic
    1 TBS granulated onion
    1 TBS black pepper
    El Yucateco Habenero hot sauce to taste

    Simmer on low-medium heat until it is very hot, stirring ocassionally.

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