Jim Goode’s BBQ Mop

This could be the most sensational baste ever. The smoky bacon lends great depth of flavor. Once all the ingredients are lined up, the rest is easy.

4 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 cup chopped onions
Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
1/4 cup chopped celery
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup minced garlic
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Jim Goode’s BBQ Beef Rub
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pound finely chopped bacon

1. Bring broth, bay leaves and oregano to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery, green pepper, garlic, Beef Rub, mustard, salt, white and black pepper, and cayenne. Cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes, then add to broth along with the lemon zest, juice, soy sauce, vinegar and the oils. Stir to combine.

3. Cook the bacon in a nonstick skillet until soft. Add the bacon and any rendered fat to the broth mixture. Continue simmering until the broth is reduced by a fourth, about 45 minutes to an hour. Adjust the seasonings and baste away!

More of Jim Goode’s recipes:
BBQ Brisket with Goode’s Mop
Jim Goode’s BBQ Beef Rub

Makes 6 cups. Per ounce: 32 calories, 3 g fat, 4 mg cholesterol.

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