|This is a tangy BBQ, not overly sweet with the zest of the vinegar and the warmth of clove.|
We all love it. I can tell you though there is too much ground clove in the recipe to suit my husband so I cut it back to 1/2 t. now when I make it for us. I am giving the recipe though exactly as Mother gave it to me. It is terrific served open face on buns or bread.
This is a wonderful use for leftover roast with the bonus of being perfect to throw into a slow cooker in the morning and enjoy the wonderful perfume of it as it simmers or the greeting of it's essence when you return home from a days work.
Ingredients for Mother's BBQ:
1 medium onion diced
1/4 C. celery diced
1 T. vinegar
1 t. sugar
1 C. ketchup
1 t. ground cloves
2 T. prepared mustard
2 C. water
dash of Worchershire Sauce
salt and pepper to taste
4-5 C. diced or shredded cook roast
Simmer all of the above ingredients together atop the stove or combine in a slow cooker and simmer until the flavors have melded and the meat is tender. Serve hot on buns. Yield 8-10 servings.
This is one of those, "it just gets better the longer it simmers" recipes. I like to serve with macaroni and cheese and slaw or green salad. Big comfort food to our family.