Golden BBQ Roast Pork

Golden BBQ Sauce on Roast Pork

A.K.A. Carolina BBQ Sauce or Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce for Pork & Chicken

My mom loved the “Golden BBQ” wings recently taken off the menu at Papa Gino’s.  For Mother’s Day, I tried to recreate it.  The recipe below is an amalgamation of memory and several different recipes. I don’t have many photos because we ate it too fast. It tastes just as good on grilled chicken, for which I have 0 pictures because we ate all of it. Oops!

Golden BBQ SauceBBQ Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp. cayenne (I used 1 tsp. and it came out a bit spicier than Papa Gino’s. Cut it down to 1/2 tsp. if you want it sweeter.)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 c. Yellow mustard
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

BBQ Sauce Steps

Golden BBQ on a Spoon
Golden BBQ sauce is a mustard based sauce common in the Carolinas
  1. With a large mortar and pestle, grind all dry ingredients together to crush dried spices.  Or, pulse a few short times in a food processor.
  2. Mix all wet and the dry mixed ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes until reduced by 1/3 to 1/2, stirring occasionally.
  5. Cool.
  6. Place in an air tight container and let cool for up to 4 hours.
  7. Store in the refrigerator and may be kept for up to two weeks.

Roast Pork Ingredients

2 lbs. lean pork loin or other cut of lean pork for roasting

Roasting the Pork Steps

Roast Pork Golden BBQ

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the whole pork loin in an oven safe roasting pan with high sides or a Dutch oven.
  3. Cover on all sides with golden BBQ sauce.
  4. Flip the pork loin over.  Spoon / pour more BBQ sauce over to just cover the meat.  Keep any remaining BBQ sauce for basting.
  5. Smoosh the pork loin around a little in the pan to make sure there’s BBQ sauce underneath.
  6. Roast uncovered for 27 minutes to an hour on center oven rack.
  7. Baste with leftover BBQ sauce 2 or 3 times during roasting.
  8. Cook until thermometer reading is 155 degrees Fahrenheit while cooking and 160 degrees Fahrenheit after resting for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Slice thinly and serve.
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