The winter months are tailor-made for roasting foods but where does that leave your favorite bottle of chipotle barbecue sauce? If you’re smart, it’s still right on your counter. Chipotle barbecue sauce is for more than just chilling and grilling or tailgating near the 50 yard line. It may also be used to jazz up roasted and braised meats.
Know Your Barbecue Styles: Kansas City
Like any great food worth having, barbecue comes in a variety of delicious forms. Today we’d like to take a few moments to talk about Kansas City style BBQ. Kansas City BBQ not only showcases the sauce a bit more than the smoke as the key to its unique flavor, but also shows how burning your meat can lead to mouth-watering … Read More
High Fructose Corn Syrup? Not in MY Barbecue Sauce!
We’ve all heard of it these days. High fructose corn syrup. But what is it? And why avoid it? A sweetener made from corn sounds like a good natural alternative to sugar. So why not?
Finishing Barbecue Sauce: When Only a Hot Mama’s Helping Hand Will Do
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
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
What’s in Your Barbecue Sauce? – The Bases That Make Region Barbecue Sauce Styles
What makes American barbecue so great is that there is no right style that is more delicious than the rest, no matter what the fierce debaters say. Each region of the United States has their own distinct barbecue style, and like the mother sauces of French cuisine in which serve as the base for all other sauces, there are a … Read More
Best Types of Barbecue Wood for Smoking Meat
When it comes to imbuing meat with that rich smoky flavor, it is not all about technique – it is all about the wood. No matter whether you are using your backyard charcoal grill, pit smoker, or a Japanese-style Kamado, smokers can’t use just any old wood. Different types of wood provide different flavors to smoked meat. With no set … Read More
When to Apply Barbecue Sauce When Grilling
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
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
Five Great Tasting Gluten Free Barbecue Sauces
People sometimes think that eating gluten-free foods means giving up taste and variety, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Check out these five gluten free barbecue sauces that will tingle your taste-buds and have you – and your non-gluten-free friends – coming back for more!