Carolina-Style Marinade & Mopping Sauce

When grilling it is best to avoid basting the meat with anything containing sugar or tomato. Experienced grillers will use a separate sauce, called a mopping sauce, to baste the meat during cooking. It seasons the meat while keeping it from drying. A finishing sauce (homemade, such as Big Daddy's Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce, or store bought) is then added a few minutes before removing the meat from the fire, usually just long enough to allow the finishing sauce to bake on.

2 Cups water
1 Cup white vinegar
1 Cup cider vinegar
1/2 Cup prepared yellow mustard
1/4 Cup lemon juice
1 Tablespoon liquid smoke (hickory flavoring)
1 teaspoon Worcester sauce
1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon chili powder

Mix all ingredients well. Marinate meat in sauce at least 2 hours (overnight in the 'fridge is best). Baste very frequently while meat is cooking. Adjust volume so the sauce covers at least 1/2 of the meat while marinating or place all in a re-sealable plastic bag.

By Big Daddy

Carolina-Style Marinade & Mopping Sauce