My Favorite Pulled Pork BBQ Sauce: Charlie Mills
My husband and I had a genuine redneck wedding. A keg of beer, blue jeans wardrobe, minister on the front porch, and a pig pickin'. Charlie Mills Famous Bar-B-Que Sauce made the food a big hit - that pig disappeared!
It's not as bad as it sounds, even though a few of my liberal Chapel Hill, NC friends didn't show. Nearly a hundred people chowed down, and Charlie Mills made it the best pig I've ever tasted. Okay, something about the weather, the company, the pig cookers, and the significance of the day may have contributed to the taste of the pig, but Charlie Mills is still my favorite bbq sauce.
I was hoping to find a website by now, but at least you can order from Acre Stations and get a little historical background. I loved learning that Charlie started selling the mix to raise money for his own wedding. How fitting! Charlie's son, Jarvis, continues the family business now, in a typical eastern North Carolina family way. We order our Charlie Mills by picking up the phone and calling Jarvis. Everytime I've ordered, I've received the mix in the mail before my check has cleared.
That's right, it's a mix. You add the package contents to a gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar. We have experimented with the mix as a rub, as well, but the trick is really to "love the sauce." After you mix the sauce, keep it handy so you can turn the bottle now and then to gently stir it. As it ages, it gets better and better.
And Charlie Mills Famous Bar-b-que Mix is good for more than a pig pickin'. We use it regularly for chicken wings, and when a whole hog is too much, Charlie Mills doctors up a boston butt just right.
We've hosted and visited a lot of pig pickings but I've never seen a pig completely devoured like the one at our wedding feast. Thank you, Charlie Mills!
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