Favorite BBQ Sauces?

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  1. Hack Prophet

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    For those of us non culinary types that don't make their own from scratch...what are some really excellent BBQ sauces? I've been buying Stubb's lately because the ingredients are fairly simple and pronounceable, and bonus points for operating a live venue in Austin where Ween recorded a live album.

    Any others I should be looking out for?
     
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    I like Maurice's Southern Gold BBQ. It's a mustard based sauce that's popular in South Carolina and Northeast Georgia. I don't know if it gets distributed nationwide though. Ingles supermarkets, also a Southeastern regional chain, have a good clone of it.

    For a tomato based sauce, Stubbs isn't bad. I've had better homemade sauces and small production sauces but I haven't found a widely distributed grocery store sauce that was any better.
     
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    Head Country for a sweeter sauce

    Stubbs Original for regular
     
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    Woody's Cookin Sauce
     
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    Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet 'n Spicy! :dude
     
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    Billy Sims Original and Hot and Spicy


    And if you've got a Billy Sims restaurant near you...ask for the Billy Bomb!

    Hot, Hot, HHHOOOOOOTTTT!!!
     
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    Just got done licking some off my fingers...

    Baby Backs in the oven, finished off on the grill...

    Some homemade potato salad and a cupla Bottles of Modelo.

    Yassah!
     
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    Me too! Except for the potato salad and Modelo. (cole slaw & cabernet) :beer
     
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    I bought 4 bottles of salt lick in the bargain basket for 2 bucks

    Nice
     
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    Open Pit original. especially for chicken. It is less sweet and more tart than most other brands.
     
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    BBQ sauce is really, really easy to make; there's just no reason to buy it from a store. Not only can you make better sauce yourself, you can tailor it to your tastes -- just the right amount of heat, sweet, spice, etc. Most store-bought sauces have way too much sugar in them for my tastes.

    Here's my recipe for Kansas City style sauce. The secret is the balsamic vinegar -- it makes for a really rich, complex sauce. The better the balsamic, the better the sauce:

    2 cups Heinz organic ketchup
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (don't skimp on quality -- use the good stuff!)
    1/4 cup Worchestershire sauce
    2 Tablespoons of molasses
    2 Tablespoons of French's yellow mustard
    2 to 2.5 teaspoons Frank's original hot sauce
    1 Tablespoon of Dizzy Pig's Swamp Venom

    Just dump in a sauce pot, gently bring to a boil, and simmer on low heat for about half an hour, stirring occasionally.

    This is a medium-to-mild sauce. For more heat, use more Frank's hot sauce and more swamp venom. When I want to put some on the cooking meat for caramelization on the grill, I'll add a couple tablespoons of raw sugar.

    You can put it back in the empty ketchup bottles for storage.
     
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    sounds pretty easy, I'll have to try it, thanks
     
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    Masterfoods BBQ Sauce.

    I've tried a few USA BBQ sauces and none of them taste like BBQ sauce.. at all, especially that Open Pit stuff - I've got the original of that and also a hickory version in my cupboard, they're alright but they aren't a BBQ sauce to me, at all.

    I've also tried a few UK BBQ sauces and they taste even further away from what a BBQ sauce should taste like - and they call it brown sauce... their BBQ sauce is more like our smokey BBQ sauce..

    Masterfoods BBQ Sauce is the best BBQ sauce, followed by Heinz.

    It's amazing how different each countries BBQ sauces taste. The USA and UK ones are honestly absolutely nothing like the BBQ sauces here in Australia, at all. In any way.

    Kinda cool how it's been interpreted by all different people..
     
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    BBQ sauce is pretty much meat specific, what tastes best on Pork might be terrible on Beef or Chicken.

    I look at them as finishing sauces to complement a good rub or marinade.
    again, meat specific.

    Stubbs has a good line-up for off the shelf stuff, that said, home-made is my 1st choice when I have the extra time.
     

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