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Tue May 20, 2014

Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

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Balsamic Galzed Baby Back Ribs

Throughout the winter I sometimes feel like I'm just trudging through grilling to fulfill my standing recipe commitments. Sure, I don't mind grilling all year round, but the cold doesn't really inspire creativity as much as finding items that don't require me to sit outside for long periods of time. By the end of winter, I often wonder if I'm really "that into" grilling anymore, but as soon as the days start to grow longer and warmer, a renewed enthusiasm is born and I'm 100% back into game. With my love affair with the grill completely reignited, an onslaught of recipe ideas begins to flow. These tend to be so massive that I never get through everything I set out to accomplish by the time the cold starts to sink in once again.

Barbecue sauce is just one small category within the larger scope of grilling, but even within those confines, I have so many variations I'd like to try out that it can be daunting and I end up only doing a few each season. Last year I wanted to get away from the regional sauces I've focused on in the past and do something completely different. I got what I was looking for in this balsamic barbecue sauce.

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Thu May 8, 2014

Sauced: Eat Barbecue The Next Big Thing

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Eat Barbecue The Next Big Thing

Sauce Stats

Name
Eat Barbecue The Next Big Thing
Produced by
Cost
$7 for 16oz at Eat Barbecue
Ingredients
Sugar, Water, Tomato Paste, Molasses, Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt, Spices Including Paprika, Natural Smoke Flavor, Horseradish, Ancho Pepper, Tamarind Concentrate, Onion Powder, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Dehydrated Onion, Garlic, Garlic Powder
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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Eat Barbecue's The Next Big Thing hits all the notes a great barbecue sauce should—sweet, tangy, fruity, spice, earthy, smoky, etc.—and does it in a robust, yet balanced, manner that makes it a clear stand out in the crowded field of sauces.

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Sauced: Fat Redneck That Yellow Sauce

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Fat Redneck That Yellow Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
That Yellow Sauce
Cost
$27.50 for 3 18oz bottles at The Fat Redneck
Ingredients
Mustard, Molasses, Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Garlic Powder, Spices
Color
Mustard Yellow
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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A nicely balanced and well layered mustard sauce, That Yellow Sauce delivers waves of sweet, tangy, bitter, and spicy that do a little better out of the jar than on the grill.

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Sauced: Gluten Free for Men BBQ Sauce Plus Giveaway

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Gluten Free for Men BBq Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Gluten Free for Men BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$5.99 for 19oz at The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Water, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Sugar, Salt, Spices, Molasses, Ancho Chile Powder, Garlic Powder, and Onion Powder
Color
Tomato Red
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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A very fresh tomato flavor paired with garlic and onion give this sauce a bit of marinara feel, but with a little barbecue flare.

Thu Mar 20, 2014

Sauced: Guy Fieri Kansas City Smokey & Sweet Barbeque Sauce

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Guy Fieri Kansas City Smokey and Sweet Barbeque Sauce Review

Sauce Stats

Name
Guy Fieri Kansas City Smokey & Sweet Barbeque Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $4.79 for 19oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Vinegar, Molasses, Cornstarch, Salt, Smoke Flavoring, Worcestershire Sauce, Pepper, Caramel Coloring, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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Clean, bright flavors are overshadowed by a bombardment of sweetness in this sauce that lessens its depth and complexity to a sugary fault.