Cattlemen's Classic BBQ Sauce Question

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by audioxtremes, May 24, 2008.

  1. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    This cheap store bought sauce is actually my favorite style of sauce. Does anyone have a recipe for the sauce or something similar? Thanks!
     
  2. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    I don't, but I do agree with you. Cattlemans is good stuff. If I have to buy any sauce this is it. Especially the Smokehouse flavor.

    Have you tried Jeff's Sauce? It's what I use most of the time. Then smoke it for a few hrs. Adds a great smoke flavor.
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    If I'm using store bought BBQ Sauce its Cattleman's
     
  4. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    Me too, I prefer the classic. we used to use all the time when I was a kid, back when it was in the round glass bottle. tastes pretty good on the BBQ mixed with a beer for mopping.
     
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't see it here, so I use KC Masterpice and add brown sugar, terryaki, garlic powder, cayanne, etc.

    Don't be ashamed of using commercial sauces for a base, and kick it up, I did that in my restaurant for 8 years and it got me a place in Bon Appetit" hard cover book. Of couurse I didn't reveal that to them for many reasons.[​IMG]
     
  6. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey AudioX. I've been wondering about the Cattleman's and if it was any good. I'll give it a try. I remember seeing it at Gordon Food Service (GFS)in Evansville. If you're not familiar with GFS, you need to get familiar with GFS. They sell Institutional size product at wholesale prices. They have locations in Avon and Greenwood. If I remember right, they sell it by the gallon, real cheap ($7-$8)??
     
  7. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    If you are going to use pre made sauce.
    Cattlemen's or KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce is THE way to go.
    Sams, Walmart, Costco. Good prices on the stuff.
     
  8. To me, the best base is Kraft basic BBQ sauce. We start from there and add to it.
     
  9. justsmoke2

    justsmoke2 Smoking Fanatic

    I just watched a BBQ show on tv the other night. They had Cattlemans sauce on there. They only used to sell to BBQ joints and not public. GFS has a Cattlemans Gold that is to die for. Have not found it anywhere in small bottles and only the gallon size at GFS. I did a catering job in Feb for 200 people and the Gold went over the best.
     
  10. Saw the same show.... gonna have to try it myself....
     
  11. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    I've been trying to find the gold here also and no one carries it. I can barely find the smokehouse flavor.
     
  12. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cattleman's is made by French's Foods (the mustard folks) at their plant in Springfield, MO. It won the American Royal. It is a really good sauce straight up and a great base for adding your own touches. You can buy it in bulk. I add it to things like smoked meatloaf.
    I have nothing to do with KC Masterpiece. It hasn't even been to the American Royal. It is a sauce concocted "for the masses" and in NO WAY represents Kansas City barbeque or KC sauces. Though everyone thinks it is THE KC sauce.
    Drop by KC and I will give you a tour of some KC joints that will change that perception real quick.
     
  13. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    we have been buying it in the local grocery store since the early 80's. I am not sure when they started going public, been a while though. Only classic and smokey were available back then. I have seen the gold at Costco but never tried it.

    I wish they still had the round glass jars, they were great for mopping
     
  14. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I have indeed tried Jeffs sauce. I like it but its not my favorite style. I like this style the best. Just my opinion. I wish someone had a recipe similar to Cattlemens Classic.
     
  15. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  16. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

  17. john dice

    john dice Smoke Blower

    How do you smoke sauce?
     
  18. meatballtn

    meatballtn Fire Starter

    I've seen Cattlemens at Kroger ,Sams, and Wal-mart . Sams has all flavors by the gal..
     
  19. Dude, you live 60 miles from Springfield where they make it ... make a trip this weekend!!!!! ((if you just HAVE to have your store bought!!!))
     
  20. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I gotta recommend Jeff's sauce. Never made sauce before, and now there isn't a store-bought bottle that can compare IMHO. Heck of a lot cheaper to make and ya get a lot more. You can alter the recipe of course to personal taste...
     

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