Thin BBQ Sauce Recipe

Have you ever heard of Thin BBQ Sauce?  Depending on the region of the US you are from, it could also be called a mop sauce or wet sauce maybe even a marinade. Regardless of what you may call it, thin BBQ sauces are popular in many areas of the country and they all have certain ways of preparing it that is consistent with their region.

For instance, in the Kansas City area, you would not hear of a thin BBQ sauce.  But if you were in the eastern parts of North Carolina, you would have it on your table as a staple ingredient with all of your meals practically.

The Thin sauces are great as they will soak into the meat rather than just lying on the top like a traditional thick BBQ sauce. Many cooks use these thin sauces with a mop while cooking and marinate the meat before grilling or smoking too so the meat is permeated with the sauce and flavor..

Here is an easy to make homemade thin BBQ sauce recipe that you can make your own by easily adding spice in the form of your favorite chili peppers or hot peppers or you can use it as is and adjust the sweetness level to your delight.

This recipe is great with pork butt, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, poultry or whatever your heart desires. Super easy to make and try today.

Homemade Thin BBQ Sauce Recipe

2 cups Big Bob Gibson Champion Red BBQ Sauce or Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
1 cup Cider Vinegar
1 cup Apple Juice
1/4 to 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar (according to your sweetness taste)

Combine all of the above ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring often for 5-7 minutes. Use immediately or let it cool and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


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One Response to “Thin BBQ Sauce Recipe”

  1. Tom said:

    Dec 09, 13 at 2:21 pm

    Great recipe – you were spot on about folks in the East loving mop sauces. I operate an online retail store ( of Rochester, NY for hot sauces and fiery foods, and we see a ton of barbecue sauces going out the door in this area. The east coast is a huge growth market. Anyway thanks for the recipe – although it sort of watering down a good sauce, the additional components here make it dippable for anything.

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