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has nyone put viniger in Jeff's sauce/

post #1 of 6
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Before I try it was wondering if anyone has modified the sauce of Jeff's with some vinegar?? or anything else...I do like it now but sometimes I think with PP it would be good finisher.. jeff

post #2 of 6

I don't make Jeff's sauce but there is no reason you can't add anything you think will be good. I would like to suggest, If you like it as is...Leave it alone. Make a separate Vinegar based Finishing Sauce, add to taste on the Pork after you pull it, then top off the plate or sandwich of pulled pork with Jeff's sauce. I often use my Tangy Finishing Sauce "in" the pork and my Sweet KC Bubba Q Juice on the meat at the table. Double the flavor and those that want tangy get it and those that want sweeter add the second sauce...JJ


Tangy Pulled Pork Finishing Sauce


This is more of an Eastern North Carolina style Finishing Sauce...


2 C Apple Cider Vinegar

2T Worcestershire Sauce or more to taste

1/4C Brown Sugar

1T Smoked Paprika

2 tsp Granulated Garlic

2 tsp Granulated Onion

2 tsp Fine Grind Black Pepper

1 tsp Celery Salt

1 tsp Cayenne Pepper or Red Pepper Flake. Add more if you like Heat.

1/2 tsp Grnd Allspice


Combine all and whisk well. This is a thin sauce, bring just to a simmer and remove from heat. Adjust sweetness by adding Brn Sugar or additional Vinegar as desired...Makes about 2 Cups.


For a Lexington Style Dip add, 1/2C Ketchup and 1-3tsp Red Pepper Flakes...JJ


KC Bubba Q Juice


2C Ketchup

1/2C Brown Mustard (Gulden's)

1/4C Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2C Molasses

2C Dark Brn Sugar

1T Tomato Paste

1T Your Rub

1-2tsp Liquid Smoke

1tsp Worcestershire Sauce


Combine all and warm over low heat just until it starts to bubble. Simmer about 5 minutes, stirring very frequently, to combine flavors and to thicken slightly.

Use or pour into a sterile jar and refrigerate for up to 4 weeks.

Makes 3 1/2 Cups.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

thanks I will try that...appreciated...jeff

post #4 of 6
One of the great things about Jeff's rub and sauce is that they are very adaptable. If you want a little more heat or a little more sweet, just make the adjustments. Jeff's rub and sauce is an excellent base that I have sweetened a bit to satisfy my friends and family. In fact, there is a note on the recipes about adjustments. Good luck with your personal flavor, Joe.
post #5 of 6
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well I have tried bilbos rub and was salty so I adjusted the recipe to 2tbsp instead of half cup and then more black pepper and more chili powder and less ground onion and garlic...then for sauce  I will do jeffs again original so have both.....I have two 9# buttls soaking in bilbos rub now   ....bilbos sauce has the viniger so will  do that to and see difference and taste after its done simmering for 4-5 hrs if I like it   .. raining today and gonna put them on at about 11pm may try to q view...if I remember this time...jeff

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

well an hour into the sauce and tasted,, wow a little hot...I just looked at recipe again and I put 1/4 cup red pepper powder instead of the franks sauce...bottle was still full.....oh well I will adjust with something...although I thought the heat was nice and others will not as I eat hot chille peppers every day for my blood pressure...jeff

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