What's Your Go To BBQ Sauce?

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  1. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    I cheat w/ a bottle or two of Kroger sauce as a base. Just the regular stuff is fine.

    Add to it, to taste, and stir:
    • Garlic--fresh, of course, and crushed, chunky-style; I use 3-5 cloves
    • Yellow onion--minced for me, but you may prefer chunky; maybe half an onion
    • Celery--chopped; maybe five or six ribs or stalks or whatever ya call 'em
    • Molasses--maybe 1/4 or 1/3 cup
    • Brown sugar--maybe 2 tablespoons
    • Maple syrup--a nice galoop or slow, artful swirl (the official units of measure of Myopia)
    • Black pepper--maybe half a teaspoon
    • Hot sauce--as thou wish, remembering that more is usually better
    • Dried mustard--maybe 1/4 teaspoon
    You wanna separate your sauce volume, setting 1/4th aside for adding to the ribs as may be needed as they really baste.

    Cover ribs in 3/4 of sauce and bake, covered w/ aluminum foil, at 300, in a casserole-type dish, middle rack.

    About 45 min. into it, remove the covering (beware the sullen steam), turn ribs, & reduce heat to 225. You can even leave the open door open a bit to facilitate the sauce thickening & ribs getting a chewy edge. Let 'em cook like this until sauce is as thick as you want and ribs' chewiness is as you want. If you like lots of sauce, add the 1/4 you set aside now and again. Maybe...60 or 80 min. The slower and longer the better. (Quiet, quippers!)

    Goes great w/ homemade red cabbage coleslaw, and watching Bryce Harper strike out again and blame the umpire again!
     
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  2. Danjabellza

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    Sweet baby ray honey chipotle is one of my favorites. However, in an attempt to eat cleaner, I’ve found that I really enjoy Stubbs bbq sauce. Of the bottled sauces available in stores that lack some of the more insidious ingredients, Stubbs is darn tasty. I’m likely to venture into making my own. I’ve been in love with the idea of making my own hot sauces and bbq sauces. I’ve been working on a sweet/hot Serrano sauce for a little while. Using franks red hot as a base until I get a handle on the actual from scratch part. Very tasty.
     
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    +1 on Sweet Baby Ray's
     
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    unless you make your own... Montreal steak rub. use it by itself, or with a big dose of red wine and let that sit for a while. if you want wet sauce from the store, then Stubbs or Baby Ray are the best of the commonly available ones in my area. give the rub a try and use a smoke box. its a cut above
     
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    I don't stick to any particular bbq sauce since I like to try different ones but my current favorite is Stubbs Hickory Bourbon. I also like the old standby Sweet Baby Rays.

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  6. MrGibbly

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    Without question, Head Country. I developed at taste for it as a kid visiting my grandfather in Ponca City, Oklahoma and eating at the Head Country BBQ joint in the 80's and 90's.
     
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    Wango Tango FTW. And Sweet Baby Ray's.
     
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    My favorite sauce comes from Rosedale's BBQ. I can't even find a picture of a bottle on the web. It's made fresh and no preservatives so it only hangs around for a week or two before it's done. Really tomatoey, vinegary, not real sweet, the mild is pretty hot and is the best thing I've ever tasted...

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    We rarely use only one kind at a time. We almost always use a mix of 2 or 3 different sauces.

    But the base has to be Mauls. It's a St. Louis thing. Thank goodness the new owners didn't change the original recipe.
     
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    Love the 'saur. Dry rub is killin'. Saur.jpg
     
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    Love the flavor of Bone Suckin' sauce but I wish they would thicken it up.

    I also like Sweet Baby Rays's

    Dan
     
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    I’m normally a dry rub bbq “chef” (haha), but I’ve been really into making my own and collecting hot sauces for the last 10 years or so. Unfortunately I’ve got an ulcer (fundamentally unrelated but presumably exacerbated by hot sauce) so have been looking back at sauces lately as they seem a little less “on the knuckle.” This thread is going to cost me about £200 in international shipping...
     
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    I always have Kraft Hickory or Original on hand for everyday! It's usually around $1 to $1.50 a bottle! It's great on chicken, not bad on everything!
    Famous Daves if I'm at Famous Daves!
    K.C. Masterpiece is great! Mostly on beef or pork!
     
  15. Paul in Colorado

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    Thanks for the suggestions, all! I'll have to do some experimenting, but I've got a few to try as a starting point.
     
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    Most of what I smoke or bbq tastes perfect as is with nothing more than a dry rub. I really like to taste the inherent flavor of the meat, mostly.

    Home made is awesome, if you want to put in the effort. Stubbs and S B Rays are ok. As are many others, I’m sure!

    But when I do like to use bbq sauce, KC Masterpiece really works for me. Awesome flavor, good simple product, without a lot of crap in it.
     
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    I like Mauls it is a good sauce. I also agree with the basic Kraft Barbecue Sauce. Either are good.
     
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    I prefer to make it, but don't always spend the time.

    Of the sauces off the shelf, I tend to use:

    Johnny Harris

    Stubb's

    Heinz Carolina Style Vinegar Tangy

    Bull's Eye Kansas City Sauce

    Sweet Baby Ray's Chipotle Honey
     
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    Famous Dave's please .
     
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