The Ultimate BBQ Sauce Recipes: Brisket Bliss at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill

Aaron Franklin’s Signature Sauces for an Unforgettable BBQ Experience

At Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we believe that great food and good company go hand in hand. That’s why we’re thrilled to share two tantalizing BBQ sauce recipes straight from the legendary pitmaster Aaron Franklin himself. Renowned for his smoky, melt-in-your-mouth brisket, Aaron Franklin has become a BBQ icon, drawing fans from all over the country to his acclaimed restaurant, Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas.

Franklins BBQ Sauce Recipe

The Espresso Barbecue Sauce: A Bold Twist

If you’re looking to elevate your grilling game, you must try Aaron Franklin’s Espresso Barbecue Sauce. This rich and intricate sauce combines the robust flavors of espresso, dark soy sauce, and an array of spices to create a unique taste experience. The addition of brown sugar provides a touch of sweetness, while the vinegar adds a delightful tang.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of freshly pulled espresso
  • Brisket drippings (for flavoring)

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the ketchup, white vinegar, cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and brown sugar.
  2. Stir occasionally and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Remove from heat and add the freshly pulled espresso.
  4. For an extra boost of flavor, incorporate a touch of brisket drippings to taste.
  5. Let the sauce cool, then transfer it to a storage container of your choice.
  6. Store the sauce in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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Whether you’re grilling pork or beef, the Espresso Barbecue Sauce is the perfect companion to take your BBQ experience to new heights. Its bold flavors and unique blend of ingredients will leave your taste buds craving more.

The Classic Barbecue Sauce: Timeless Perfection

For those who appreciate the timeless flavors of a classic BBQ sauce, Aaron Franklin’s recipe is sure to impress. This sauce strikes the ideal balance between tangy, sweet, and smoky, making it a versatile accompaniment to any meat you choose to grill.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1/4 tablespoons plus 11/2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 11/2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of coarse black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Warm the mixture gently over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. The goal is to warm the sauce enough to melt and integrate the ingredients, so there’s no need to bring it to a boil.
  4. Once warmed, remove from heat and let it cool.
  5. Transfer the sauce to a storage container of your choice.
  6. Store the sauce in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

No matter what meat you’re grilling, the Classic Barbecue Sauce is a tried-and-true favorite that will enhance its natural flavors. Its tangy notes and delectable blend of spices will have your guests asking for the recipe.

At Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we strive to bring you the very best in BBQ flavors. Whether you’re a seasoned pitmaster or just starting your grilling journey, Aaron Franklin’s sauces will elevate your barbecues to the next level. So fire up the grill, grab your favorite meats, and get ready to experience BBQ bliss with Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.

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