The Basics of BBQ Sauce

Many places claim to have the best barbecue - from Kansas City to Memphis, all the way to Boulder, CO through Reno - and all BBQ cooks have their special secrets, sauces, tinctures, rubs, and methods. While some people swear by the way they prepare their meat, or how they build their fire, truly good BBQ comes down to the sauce, and the truth is that most BBQ sauces start out much the same. While there are countless variations on this same theme, we are going to take a look at some of the basics … [Read more...]

BBQ Sauce: Common Ingredients, Uncommon Taste

No one knows the actual origin of barbecue sauce. Some people give credit to Columbus, others to the colonists, but everyone has an opinion about how to make it. In some parts of the south, the words “barbecue sauce” may kindle feuds or incite riots. While these sauces have common ingredients, the differences are what stir up trouble. Most contain vinegar, spices and oil or butter, but beyond those basics, the combinations are endless and regional. … [Read more...]

Barbecuing With Spirits – Preparing Bourbon Bbq Sauce

Bourbon barbecue sauce provides a one-of-a-kind flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Since there is alcohol involved in the recipe, you may want to keep the tempting morsels you prepare with your sauce away from the kids, however. Just tell them it has vitamins and iron in it and they likely won't be disappointed about not being able to have any. … [Read more...]

A Little Bit of History on BBQ Sauce

Delicious BBQ sauce has become a standard item in kitchen pantries and backyard cookouts throughout not only the United States of America but the entire world. Can you imagine a rack of pork ribs that's not slathered with tangy BBQ sauce? How much less messy and less satisfying they would be! BBQ sauce also enhances our hamburgers and hotdogs, and some folks (myself included) like to dip fresh cut french fries in it. BBQ sauce is pretty much good on anything, as long as the anything in question … [Read more...]