Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup In Your Barbecue Sauce Bad For You?

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Go to the barbecue sauce isle at your local grocery store right now and you will find a lot of choices, and many of them share a rather controversial ingredient – high-fructose corn syrup. High-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is an artificial sweetener and food preservative used to lengthen the shelf life of many sauces.

Finishing Barbecue Sauce: When Only a Hot Mama’s Helping Hand Will Do

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Classically trained chefs may not consider them mother sauces but we’re sure that many, everyday Americans do. We’re talking about finishing barbecue sauces and once people have had them, it’s hard to go without. Why? It’s what finishing sauces bring to a picnic or dining room table that count. “What’s their main contribution” barbecue novices may ask?

Common Barbecuing Mistakes

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Whether it’s early in the summer or the middle of July, barbecuing is a tradition that many people enjoy. Not only is it a great opportunity for friends and family to get together, but even more so, it’s also a chance to spice up some of your favorite meats. Between pork ribs, mesquite flavored hamburgers, and delectable hot dogs, there’s … Read More

To enjoy your hot sauce you must beat the heat!

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How enjoyable and addicting it is to indulge our cravings for spicy dishes. Whether it’s fresh chilies, our favorite hot sauce, or smoky and mouth-watering barbecue sauces, we can’t seem to get enough.  But do you find yourself reaching for that glass of water for relief at times and not finding it?  Let’s see if we can find a few ways to … Read More

When to Apply Barbecue Sauce When Grilling

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For the serious pit master, there is nothing more cringe-worthy than watching someone incorrectly applying barbecue sauce when grilling. Whether it is applying the sauce before be the meat is cooked or taking the meat off the grill and slathering it in sauce without giving it a chance to caramelize, those who haven’t learned the finer points of grilling with … Read More

High-Fructose Corn Syrup-Free Barbecue Sauces

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So, you’re trying to be healthier. You want to avoid high-fructose corn syrup in any way you can, or even eliminate it completely from your diet. To be frank, that’s a great idea; the concentrated, modified sugars can put you at risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes, even liver damage. Most nutritional experts will tell you to avoid it … Read More