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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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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Sauced: Sticky Fingers Habañero Hot Barbecue Sauce

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Sticky Fingers Habañero Hot Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse Habañero Hot Barbecue Sauce
Cost
$4.29 for 18oz at Sticky Fingers
Ingredients
Water, Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Molasses, Sugar, Aged Cayenne Pepper, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor, Lime Juice Concentrate, Spices, Dextrose, Garlic, Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Habañero Pepper, Onion, Tamarind, Natural Flavor, Yeast Extract, Sunflower Oil
Color
Dark Brown
Meatwave Rating
210
out of 10
Take a Pass
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Sticky fingers not worth licking is a troubling proposition, but that's exactly what this sauce delivers with its overly smoky and acrid flavor that tastes unnatural and over processed.

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Sauced: Sugar Britches BBQ Sauce & Glaze

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Sugar Britches BBQ Sauce & Glaze

Sauce Stats

Name
Sugar Britches BBQ Sauce & Glaze
Cost
$7.99 for 18oz at Jenks Speciality Foods
Ingredients
Water, White Sugar, Molasses, Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Onion, Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Yellow Mustard, Garlic Powder, Natural Smoke Flavor, Onion Powder, Natural Flavor, Black Pepper, Xanthan Gum, Celery Seed, Cayenne Pepper
Color
Dark Brown
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
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Using molasses to a fault, Sugar Britches comes off as one-note and is missing the other layers of barbecue sauce flavor needed to add depth and balance out the heavy hand of molasses.

Thu Jul 3, 2014

Sauced: Absolutely Perfect Blue Ribbon St. Louis BBQ Sauce Plus Giveaway

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Absolutely Perfect Championship Blue Ribbon St. Louis BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Championship Blue Ribbon St. Louis BBQ Sauce
Cost
Ingredients
Tomato Paste, Light Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Water, Honey, Orange Juice Concentrate, Worcestershire Sauce, Kosher Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Modified Food Starch, Xanthan Gun, and Spices
Color
Orange-Red
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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Calling a sauce "Absolutely Perfect Blue Ribbon" takes a whole lot of confidence, and luckily this sauce lives up to its name with an incredibly well balanced bright and tangy all-purpose barbecue sauce flavor.

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Original Recipe Barbecue Sauce

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Garland Jack's Secret Six Original Recipe Barbecue Sauce Review

Sauce Stats

Name
Garland Jack's Secret Six Original Recipe Barbecue Sauce
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Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Molasses, Apple Cider Vinegar, Modified Food Starch, Contains Less than 2% of Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Dried Onions, Dried Garlic, Spice, Mustard Flour, Paprika, Potassium Sobrate
Color
Reddish-brown
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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Deserving it's "Middle of the Road" badge, this sauce neither impresses or lets you down, it merely delivers a standard barbecue flavor that doesn't do much to go beyond the basics.