Most sauces include some variation on vinegar, tomato paste, or mayonnaise as its base, as well as liquid smoke, onion powder, spices such as mustard and black pepper, and a sweetener such as sugar or molasses. It is the combination and unique blend of all these ingredients that make Stubb’s legendary.
I recently had the pleasure of trying several of the products that Stubb’s offers. When I look for a sauce for finishing my grilled, baked, or slow-cooked meat I want one with a bit of sweetness, but not too much, a fair amount of smoke, but not so much that I feel like my dinner has fallen in the campfire, a nice blend of spices, and a good amount of tang. It’s hard to find a sauce with the perfect balance of all these elements. It seems that I often find a sauce that has the right amount of most ingredients but misses the mark in one of these areas and that one ingredient overpowers the sauce.
Being from an area in South Carolina were mustard and vinegar based sauces are popular I had never had the opportunity to try Stubb’s. They are hard to find here as I soon discovered when I went looking for it last week. I did find that Walmart carried on of their bottled sauces so I was thrilled to know that we could get it. After all, it’s grilling season here year round so I’m going to need lots of Stubb’s. Yes, with the perfect blend of spices, hint of vinegar, slightly smokey flavor, and mild sweetness Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce has replaced my SBR as my favorite.
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