Pour it in a sause pan and add a stick or real butter and simmer then mop it on
If I feel like something different I mix JM with SBR about 1/2 and 1/2.
For pork, I like Sticky Pig and Blues Hogs sauce. I don't use sauce much either, but when I do, it's those two and Show-Me. For beef and brisket, I like Arthur Bryants. I am looking forward to trying Bilbos homemade sauce I got from this forum. It is supposed to be outstanding!
My normal rub consists of a nice little kick of heat, so I typically will go for a sweet style BBQ sauce. My family and I have become extremely fond of Sweet Baby Ray's honey BBQ sauce. It is a flat out amazing combo on some baby back ribs with my rub.
Make most of my own also. I do use Jeff's for Beef, but sometimes use a store bought from Hillside Orchard called Mrs. Davie's. Otherwise I have a Carolina Sauce for Chicken and Dewey's Dirt Road for another sauce I use on Beef.
Homeade is best but my family recently did a taste test of commercial brands, the first of several we will do. We tried the following:
Sticky Fingers Carolina sweet
Sweet Baby Rays Original
Bullseye Kansas City
Bone Suckin sauce
The results were interesting. Here are the overall results:
1. Sweet Baby Rays-best overall, kind of sweet but balanced flavor
2. Kraft-i know, shocker. Not that sweet but balanced
3. Bone Suckin-kind of like an asian sweet n sour, thinner than the others, good on chicken
4. Sticky Fingers-I liked it, wife did not. Spicy
5. Bullseye KC-Least favorite. Just didn't really care for the flavor
Next Sweet babys will be going up against some others including Stubbs and KC Masterpiece.
Back in the 70s, a Chicago Sun Times Columnist, Mike Royko was obsessed with baby back ribs and had a great deal to do with the Chicago Rib Fest. One of the prominent BBQ places at the time was Leon's BBQ in Chicago, namely the sauce. At some point they "reversed engineered" the sauce and printed the recipe in the paper. I cut it out, tried it and have used it ever since. It's my favorite sauce by far when I do my own bbq and is much better than any store bought sauce I've ever had. I never buy store bought sauces.
I have, over the years, played around with the original recipe either adding more of something, additional ingreds but in the long run, every time I make ribs or pulled pork, this is my standard.
Yep, that be the one. I don't use hickory salt in mine and I use Tony's Seasoning. I use this mainly for pork. When I do chicken, I saute some shallots in butter but do not caramelize them and then add to the above recipe. I increase the vinegar a bit. I'm a vinegar junkie. I also cut the cornstarch down a bit. I hate gummy bbq sauce. I would rather slightly runny sauce.
Generally use BBQ BATH brines and no sauce, but I'm making a sauce tonight...
2 Roast Sweet onions - roast until caramelized
1 24 oz Apple Sauce
1 16 oz Can Apple Juice Concentrate
7 oz Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
Apple Cider Vinegar to taste
Puree all together.
Apple Chipotle BBQ Sauce