Texas BBQ Mopping Sauce

   1 1/2  teaspoons     salt
   1 1/2  teaspoons     dry mustard
   1      teaspoon      garlic powder
     1/2  teaspoon      ground bay leaf
   1      teaspoon      chile powder
   1 1/2  teaspoons     paprika
   1      teaspoon      Tobacco Hot Sauce
   150ml                Worcestershire sauce
   150ml                apple cider vinegar
   750ml                beef stock
   65ml                 cooking oil

Combine all ingredients and use to mop meats that are barbecuing.  You can go to the hardware store and buy a dish mop or you can rig one up at home by using a long-handled wooden spoon and some clean rags which you tie to the end of the spoon with string.  I always use the rag version, then simply throw the rags away.  It seems easier to me than keeping the mop clean between barbecues.  Leftover sauce will keep well in the refrigerator.

You will notice that as you stick the mop in the sauce the colour darkens and becomes more chocolate brown because meat juices are blending with the sauce.  This enhances the flavour of the sauce and will make it better the
second time you use it.  You can use this mop for beef, pork, or chicken with equally good results.

As you can see, this sauce has no tomato and no sugar.  Any so called barbecue sauce with tomato or sugar should be served on the side and not rubbed on cooking meat because sugar or tomato will burn and char the meat surface.  Read labels on commercial products and apply the same rule.