Southern staples unite: Cheerwine, pork

October 15, 2007 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

MMMMM…sweeeet, — uh, suuu-eeeeee?

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(Picture not related to story, but we thought it was cool – this is Wilber, the mascot of Dave’s Brick Barbeque Pit of Lexington, NC)

The Charlotte Observer, ever-present, and ever thought provoking, offers up a story about the Cheerwine Championship Cooking team.

 And, we like the results:

Championship Cheerwine Barbecue Sauce

Mix the following in a large pot over high heat:

• One 12-ounce can of Cheerwine

• 5 ounces molasses

• 6 ounces brown sugar

• 10 ounces your favorite brand barbecue sauce

• 2 ounces white distilled vinegar

• 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

• 1 ounce liquid smoke

Bring to boil while stirring. Cool, pour in container and refrigerate. Makes approximately 32 ounces of sauce. Good with pork, chicken or beef.

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Entry filed under: Barbeque, BBQ, Charlotte Observer, Cheerwine, Food, Front Porch, Lexington NC, Lexington style BBQ, Life, Quality of Life, Small Town, Things to Do.

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