Basic Beer Mop

    A mop is some type of liquid / sauce which is applied or "mopped" on a cut of meat (much like basting) which is being slow cooked or smoked. Although its main purpose is to prevent the meat from drying out during the slow cooking process, it also provides another layer of flavor. Although there are hundreds of mop recipes out there, they are all as individual as the person creating it. This is a basic mop recipe which can be built upon any way you like. Most everything is pretty straight forward. For the dry rub I usually use ADKINS western style seasoning. The drippings come from the pan after the meat has slow cooked overnight. If the meat has not been pre-cooked then you can eliminate that particular ingredient. All the ingredients are mixed together and allowed to simmer over a low heat for a few minutes.

    • 12 oz of beer (a good dark beer is preferable, however any will do)
    • 1/4 cup Cider Vinegar
    • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
    • 1/2 medium Onion - Chopped or sliced into thin strips
    • 2 Cloves Garlic - minced
    • 1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
    • 1 Tbs Dry rub or seasoning
    • 1 cup of meat drippings