Carolina Lemon Mop

Carolina mop sauce
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 2 cups (1 serving)

This vinegar-based mop has a nice lemon flavor that works really well with Carolina barbecued pork. While this recipe calls for hot sauce, you can adjust the amount or simply omit this ingredient.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ​Tabasco (adjust to your liking)
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients. Mix well and let stand for at least 30 minutes before using.

2. This mop works best if it's given some time for the flavors to mix. It's ideal to make it a day in advance and refrigerate it before using. Mixture will keep for 3 to 4 days if stored in airtight container in refrigerator.  

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
387 Calories
23g Fat
36g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)