Those who have read my stuff before know that I am not a fan of mustard based sauces because I am not a huge fan of mustard. I have always looked for a mustard based sauce that would change my mind. A few weeks ago BBQ Sauce Reviews was having one of their Friday Giveaways and of course I entered. It was for some sauce and rub from Grill Master Chuck who is pretty well known in NC. I wanted to see if this mustard sauce “South of the Butt” could be one that could turn me on mustard sauces.
I did not have a lot of time to cook a Boston Butt on the smoker so I went with a Crockpot version that I have written about before. This time I used the Grill Master Chuck’s “South of the Butt” dry rub to season the meat and then put some apple cider vinegar in with some liquid smoke and let it cook on low over night. This method does produce some tender and moist meat, but even with some liquid smoke it won’t have the mmmm smoke flavor you get when you use the smoker.
The rub was great and gave the meat a different flavor than my usual rub and the family liked it. My wife made the cole slaw and we always use onion rolls for our sandwiches. Now is the time for me to admit, I did enjoy this mustard sauce. The mustard was not overbearing and there was a nice kick to it as well. I am not ready to admit that I am a convert to the mustard sauces, but I will admit that I like this one. I would and will use this one again. This “South of the Butt” sauce is the first mustard based sauce I have ever liked.