06/ 04/ 16

An Easy Barbecue Sauce Recipe from a Nashville BBQ God

An Easy Barbecue Sauce Recipe from a Nashville BBQ God

An Easy Barbecue Sauce Recipe from a Nashville BBQ God

With some sweet, spicy additions for you fancy folks. Best slathered on anything.

The first time I stopped by Peg Leg Porker in Nashville, I was in the market for a "quick bite" after a long drive. I left 2,000 calories later, believing in a higher power. The source of the divine inspiration was Peg Leg Porker's barbecue sauce, in which founder Carey Bringle has discovered the perfect ratio of tangy to sweet. He opened the BBQ joint in 2013 (he lost a leg as a teen, thus the pleasantly macabre "Peg Leg") but he's been barbecuing since birth or thenabouts. Peg Leg Porker's dry ribs were tasty in their own right, but my own arm would have tasted pretty great slathered in Bringle's barbecue sauce. It was amazing. I bought a T-shirt.

It's rib season (is there any other season?) so we asked Bringle to shepherd us into the light with a few easy recipes. You can also order Peg Leg Porker's sauce online if you're the kind of guy who likes to taste magic without working for it.

Bringle's Basic BBQ Sauce:

2 cups tomato ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup honey

A Sweet, Spicy Variation for the Fancy Man

Add 1 cup red pepper jelly or Asian Chili Glaze
Add 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper

Bonus! A Marinade for the Extra Fancy Man

1/3 Gallon Water
1/3 Gallon Apple Juice
1/3 Gallon Apple Cider vinegar
1 cup dry rub (Peg Leg Porker or your favorite brand)

Put them on dry ribs, spread them on sandwiches, slather them all over yourself to ward off evil.

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