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Thu Sep 25, 2014

Sauced: Trifecta Sweet Heat Barbecue Sauce

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Trifecta Sweet Heat Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Trifecta Sweet Heat Barbecue Sauce
Cost
$35.00 for 6 13.5oz bottles at Trifecta Gourmet Sauces
Ingredients
Brown Sugar, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, White Sugar, Red Onions, Contains Less Than 2% of: Salt, Jalapeño Peppers, Hot Pepper Sauce, Lemon Juice, Garlic Powder, Worcestershire Sauce, Citric Acid, Soy Sauce, Natural Mesquite Smoke Flavor, Onion Powder, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavors
Color
Reddish-orange
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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An exemplary ubiquitous barbecue sauce that builds layers of sweetness, tang, fruitiness, and heat against a very bright and clean base that makes it really stand out in crowded field of barbecue sauces.

Tue Sep 9, 2014

Ajvar

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Ajvar

Spending a lot of time to find just the right recipe for cevapi—an uncased grilled Balkan sausage—it would have been a shame to serve it with a subpar ajvar—the traditional roasted red pepper sauce accompaniment. So while already at the grill, I took a shot at preparing ajvar in a few different ways to find the one that could proudly sit on the plate next to those delicious sausages.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Sauced: Eat Barbecue IPO

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Eat Barbecue IPO

Sauce Stats

Name
Eat Barbecue IPO
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Cost
$7 for 16oz at Eat Barbecue
Ingredients
Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Water, Molasses, Salt, Spices Including Paprika, Ancho Pepper, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Natural Smoke Flavor, Onion Powder, Garlic, Tamarind Concentrate
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A vinegar sauce with a lot of depth, IPO brings waves of sweetness, tang, smokiness, and a complex mix of spices to create lots of layers to make it an incredibly interesting sauce out of the jar.

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Sauced: Jeaux's Boys Cajun Tailgate BBQ Sauce

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Jeauxs Boys Cajun Tailgate BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Jeaux's Boys Cajun Tailgate BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$7.50 for 16oz at Cajun Grocer
Ingredients
Sugar, Distilled Vinegar, Wine Vinegar, Garlic Powder, Salt, Onion Salt, Xanthan Gum, Chili Powder, Paprika, Red Pepper, Lemon Pepper, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, and Spices
Color
Light Orange
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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Coming from a Cajun influence, this sauce uses a lot of spices to deliver a garlicky, oniony, and spicy experience against a sweet and tart base.

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Peach-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

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Peach Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

It's peach season! Peaches seem to be match made in heaven for the grill—they not only compliment fire kissed meats so well (especially pork), but are great when grilled themselves. In all honesty, I'm not a huge peach guy, but give me a grill and some peaches and this fruit goes from one I'd easily pass up to something I can find a million delicious ways to use.

So it stands to reason peach barbecue sauce is a good thing, but I've rarely had a peach barbecue sauce that lives up to its fruity promise—this stands true for so many fruit sauces, actually. Putting the peach fruit and center, this recipe set out to fix that problem, which I think it did, and then some.

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