wish I could find here in the town with "no taste" aka: Orlando :)
I can ship you some. Let me know.
No need to do without - Jack Miller Clone -
Ville Platte Barbecue Sauce
This homemade sauce is very similar to the two famous Ville Platte barbecue sauces, Jack Miller's and Pig Stand. I reverse-engineered this recipe based on the ingredients lists and some knowledge of how my grandfather made a similar sauce.
This was my first attempt, but I believe the result is as close to those two sauces as those sauces are to each other. Pig Stand is slightly sweeter.
1 cup yellow mustard
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups dried chopped onions (8 oz by weight)
5 cups warm water
10 oz bottle Worcestershire sauce
1 cup catsup
6 Tbs tomato paste
3/4 cup chili sauce
6 Tbs sugar
1/4 cup margarine
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp Louisiana hot sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1. Pour warm water over the dried onions in a bowl and allow to rehydrate for 30 minutes.
2. Into a pot of suitable size, put the all of the ingredients, including the onion water, and simmer for 2 hours or more, until the onions are very soft.
3. For basting sauce, take a portion of the sauce and add an equal amount of vegetable oil and heat. Use the top part of this mixture (the oil) for basting on the grill. The thicker sauce on the bottom can be painted on the meat during the last few minutes of cooking or served with the meat as a table sauce.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Yield: about 2 quarts
Author: Stadium Rat
My current favorite is Head Country BBQ Sauce, available at WalMart.
This post was edited on 7/4 at 2:38 pm