Q: Dear Dr. BBQ,
I spent my early years in Statesboro, Ga., when my father taught at Georgia Southern College. We used to go to Vandy’s BBQ and get chopped BBQ pork sandwiches. The sauce was a mustard/vinegar-based sauce that was orange in color. Do you know of anyone that has a good recipe for this type of sauce? I have tried some of the “Georgia-style” recipes you can find on the Web and they are not even close.
A: Hi Jeff,
My suggestion would have been to look around the Net. Unfortunately the Net is full of recipes that people think are authentic but they are not. I really don’t know what your sauce tasted like so it’s pretty impossible to offer any recipe. The orange color is the question to me. Could be some hot sauce helping that along. Maybe some chili powder but I doubt it in that region. Some of those old time guys used meat drippings. That would be hard to recreate. Sounds like your quest continues. It also sounds like a road trip to Georgia for some BBQ is in your future. Have fun.