BBQ vs Finishing sauce

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by ptjd, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. ptjd

    ptjd Smoke Blower

    May be a silly question but what is the difference between a finishing sauce and BBQ sauce?
    I read the ingredients for ranger72's finishing sauce from the sticky on the beef forum and it almost seems like a BBQ sauce.
  2. brennan

    brennan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My understanding of finishing sauce is that it's any sauce you use on food after you cook/serve it. it can be anything from au jous to gravy. So IMO, no, there is no difference in bbq sauce and finishing sauce except that finishing sauce is a broader term than bbq sauce.
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    BBQ sauce can be added on and cooked in. Finishing sauce is used after it's cooked and while your eattig the food some people use it as a dipping sauce - but they can be the same thing just used at different times and different ways. Finishing sauces are usually thinner.
  4. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    What Debi is saying is correct. Finishing sauce is probably not an exceptionally accurate description for the Ranger72 recipe. The Lone Steer brisket sauce is dang good and is really more of a hybird between BBQ and finishing sauce.

    Look up SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce. It is a sticky in the "Pork" section of the forum. It is a more traditional finishing sauce.
  5. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just a note of support for SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce. The recipe is just right for a pulled pork butt. I like to pour it over the pulled pork right after pulling. I've not used it as a side condiment but have received loads of compliments on the taste of the pork. It's my "go to" recipe for a pork finishing sauce.... none better (imho).
  6. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use SoFlaQuers finishing sauce as well as a bbq sauce on my pulled pork. His sauce moistens the meat further and adds a lot of flavor. I put a squirt of a thicker bbq sauce to add yet another layer of flavor. Not enough to overpower the pork, but just a taste.
    Im getting hungry thinking about it.
  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    SoFlaQers sauce is great if you haven't tried it especially on pulled pork your really missing something. Sometimes I'll add a bit of tomatoe based BBQ sauce and just dip hunks of Pulled pork or pulled beef in it. Yummmmmmmm
  8. ptjd

    ptjd Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the insight!

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