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Tue Feb 20, 2018

Sauced: Slap's BBQ Slap Sauce

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Slap's BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Slap Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6.99 for 16.5oz at The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Cane Sugar, Water, Molasses, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Vinegar, Salt, Spices, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Caramel Coloring, Tamarind Concentrate
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
More Sauce Reviews

This KC and competition style sauce does sweet right—with layers of sugars balanced by vinegar, tomato, and a simple, yet effective, mix of spices.

Tue Feb 6, 2018

Sauced: Dr Smoke's BBQ Butter

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Dr. Smoke's BBQ Butter

Sauce Stats

Name
Dr Smoke's BBQ Butter
Produced by
Cost
$6.99 for 18.5oz from The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Water, Cane Sugar, Molasses, Tomato Paste, Vinger, Garlic, Salt, Spices, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Tamarind Concentrate, Onion Powder, Chipotle Pepper Mash, Tapioca Starch, Garlic Powder
Color
Dark Brown
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
More Sauce Reviews

A mix of tomato, tamarind, and vinegar create a unique acidic stamp to this sweet and spicy sauce that delivers an excellent robust barbecue flavor.

Tue Jan 23, 2018

Sauced: Freeman Brothers BBQ Championship Sauce

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Freeman Brothers BBQ Championship Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Freeman Brothers BBQ Championship Sauce
Cost
$6.95 for 16oz at the The BBQ Super Store
Ingredients
Ketchup, Sugar, Vinegar, Agave Nectar, Maple Syrup, Worcestershire Sauce, Molasses, Salt, Peppers, Spices, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Ground Mustard, Cocoa Powder, Worcestershire Powder
Color
Rusty Red
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
More Sauce Reviews

Freeman Brothers BBQ is a sweet tomato-based sauce that has an incredible complexity and balance that puts it in the high ranks of a crowded field.

Tue Jan 9, 2018

Sauced: Burnt Finger BBQ Smokey Kansas City Spicy

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Burnt Finger BBQ Smokey Kansas City Spicy

Sauce Stats

Name
Smokey Kansas City Spicy
Produced by
Cost
$5.99 for oz at Burnt Finger BBQ
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Vinegar, Chipotle Puree, Worcestershire Sauce, Natural Smoke Flavor, Mustard Powder, Black Pepper, Garlic, Cayenne Powder, and Spices
Color
Dark maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
More Sauce Reviews

Chipotles give this sauce a pleasing, natural smokiness along with a strong heat that melds well with tons of spices and complex layers of flavor to make one incredibly robust and delicious barbecue sauce.

Tue Dec 26, 2017

Sauced: Cowboy Smokehouse & Giveaway

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Cowboy Smokehouse

Sauce Stats

Name
Cowboy Brand Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$15 for 3 18oz bottles from Duraflame
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Brown Sugar, Cane Sugar, Water, Vinegar, Molasses, Apple Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Natural Smoke Flavor, Salt, Citric Acid, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
More Sauce Reviews

A strong smokiness and heavy molasses give this sauce a bold flavor profile that's well adapted to handle beefy applications.