Marinades, Sauces, Rubs & Salsas

Ole South Barbeque’s Mutton Dip

From Ole South Barbeque in Owensboro, Kentucky, this “dip” does double duty as a basting sauce and serving sauce. Makes more than you probably need, but the stuff becomes addictive.


Ole South Barbeque’s Mutton Dip

Recipe Notes

  • Yield: Makes about 3 quarts


  • 1 quart Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds tomato paste
  • 1/4 pound dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Recipe Steps

Step 1: Place the ingredients in a large pot and simmer over medium heat, whisking from time to time, until the tomato paste and sugar are dissolved and the mixture is richly flavored, about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Lower the heat as necessary to obtain a gentle simmer.

Step 3: Use some of this mixture for basting barbecue mutton or lamb as it cooks.

Step 4: Once the lamb is ready, serve bowls of the sauce on the side for dipping.

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