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.
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)??
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.
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.
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
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...