Well Good Morning Germany
Here in the great state of North Carolina, USA...BBQ or Barbeque is a noun...NOT a verb. We eat BBQ.
You basically get some cinderblocks or bricks and build a 3 sided box or "pit" about 1-2 foot off the ground. Build a big fire out of charcoal or dry
oak wood...let it burn down to coals..and build a smaller fire to the side to put extra coals on the fire as needed.
Get your meat...maybe chicken or pork or beef or goat... place on a metal rack that has been put over the fire pit which is now the grill. Slow cook
or roast depending on the meat. If a large cut of meat, say a pig or bunch of pork shoulders or butts...I make a "pup tent" out of tin foil and place
over it to hold the heat and smoke in.
If it is chickens or small cuts of meat, it will take a couple of hours...or a big cut of meat will take all night and into the morning.
Our sauce is simple. Apple cider vinegar, a little ketchup, hot red cayenne dried pepper flakes, maybe a little dab of mustard... some add butter or
sugar...boil till mixed and lightly brush the meat while cooking. When the meat is done and thoroughly cooked...tear it up, put into a big pot or
serving dish or bowl...pour sauce over and serve.
We serve t with slaw...shredded or chopped cabbage mixed with a little sugar, vinegar, and mayonnaise or miracle whip.
Also potato salad...not German, but Southern Style...mashed potatoes mixed with chopped green peppers, chopped sweet red peppers, onions, pickle
relish, chopped boiled eggs, mayo and a dab of mustard... all mixed and chilled.
Baked beans are good too. Take a few cans of pork n beans, chopped onions and sweet bell peppers, some brown sugar or molasses, a few shots of hot
sauce... mix and pour into a baking dish, gently lay strips of bacon on top and bake till bacon is done.
There ya go... NC BBQ...
Now there are many variations on the above and BBQ is as controversial as religion and politics... so don't be overwhelmed by the variety of BBQ
Y'all enjoy your BBQ, now.
edit on 24-5-2012 by AlreadyGone because: spelling cause my cat messed me up