minerva dairy recipe


White Lightning BBQ Sauce

You'll forget all about the typical "red" BBQ sauce when you try my special BBQ sauce. Perfect for pulled pork or shredded chicken sandwiches.


  • 1 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 lb. Minerva Dairy Smoked Butter
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup beer (recommended: Carolina Blonde)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 oz. (shot) Moonshine (recommended: Catdaddy)
  • 1 tsp. Louisiana-style hot sauce (optional)


In a saucepan, stir together Dijon mustard, brown sugar, vinegar, and beer. Season with dry ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Mix in Worcestershire sauce, Minerva Dairy Smoked Butter, and
Moonshine (away from flame) and simmer for 15-20 more minutes. If more heat is desired, add hot sauce. Seal in a jar and keep in the refrigerator over night to let the flavors blend.

Serve with pulled pork, smoked chicken, or brisket. Moonshine can be omitted for a great East Carolina-style BBQ sauce.

Prep Time:


4 servings

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