Is traditionally a bold, spicy, homemade barbecue sauce recipe. A Texas barbecue sauce recipe reflects the diverse cultures that tamed that wild territory.
Developed mostly by the ranch cooks, and "chuck wagon" cowboy cooks with cattle drives, Texas barbecue sauce ingredients included basic spices, available indigenous peppers, and often boiled black coffee when the trail water was suspect.
Texas is the birthplace of the American cattle ranch ("station" or "run", for non-American speakers). Texas is beef, and the recipes have evolved to compliment their love for the "brisket".
Texans barbecue beef over a low heat, slow roasted over hardwood coals (mesquite, hickory, etc.) for many hours. The "Cookin' Cousins" follow this tradition with the belief that...
"Barbecue is the Mystical Communion of Fire, Smoke and Meat".
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Simmer about 25-30 minutes, then puree in blender to help bring out all of the flavors.
Note:We prefer the dried chilies available in small plastic packages, found in most grocery stores today. When reconstituted in warm water (about 10-20 minutes) they provide a rich, smokey flavor that fresh chilies do not have.
A basic guide to the chili's used in a Texas barbecue sauce recipe, and their relative "heat factor":
Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer about 25-30 minutes, then puree in blender to help bring out all of the wonderful flavors.