Posts Tagged ‘BBQ Sauce’
Meat Mitch is a BBQ Competitor and they have the sauces to prove it. We have just added Meat Mitch Whomp! BBQ Sauce and Meat Mitch Naked Whomp! BBQ Sauce to the BBQ Pro Shop and as per usual, I cannot truly review them, but we can provide you with some background on what our thoughts are and why we felt it our duty to carry these new sauces. There is a great review at Grilling With Rich that we would highly recommend you check out. At 23.5 Ozs per bottle these are great sauces at a really great value.
This sauce is all about the sweet and spice, it is a Kansas City Style through and through. It is a sauce that is great on just about everything. Meat Mitch Whomp! Competition BBQ Sauce is sweet, with a combination of brown sugar and ketchup as the primary ingredients, with a spicy kick to it. The vanilla extract is somewhat the secret to this and not what you would normally find in barbecue sauce. When we tasted it, you can recognize a very subtle, sweet vanilla flavor that comes along with the spice kick. As a competition sauce we have a lot of hopes for it as it will definitely raise some eyebrows. This is the one to get if you like a little heat on the tongue, and the flavor profile is something that will differentiates this from other KC style sauces we have tried.
This one was a great find, we are always looking for sauces and rubs that are All Natural. We find them to be a welcome change and have a unique flavor that only comes from less chemicals and more goodness. If you have someone in your family or you yourself has food allergies this is the sauce you should try! Meat Mitch Naked Whomp! BBQ Sauce is a refreshing new product to see in the world of BBQ Sauce. It is a truly ALL Natural High Fructose Corn Syrup Free or HFCS Free and 100% Gluten Free. Mitch puts it well on the label “No Fruc’n corn syrup” which is the first of it’s kind at BBQ Pro Shop. This the sweet and lovable brother of the Meat Mitch Whomp! BBQ Sauce is all about sweetness and natural goodness. The story behind this is that a local store decided to ban HFCS from it’s shelves and Mitch rose to the occasion. He made the decision to create a barbecue sauce that they would be able to carry and got his sauce back on the shelves.
Have you tried the sauce? Post some comments below and let us know what you think!
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Often times I review products on the blog that I carry, but it has occurred to me that this can be considered a little self-serving and at the end of the day, probably is not the best way to give these great suppliers and partners their due. Well Shane Draper has been doing a rock star job of promoting his products and getting samples out to the various bloggers that matter in the world of sauce, rub, BBQ and Grilling. So below are snippets of what the bloggers are saying and links to their full posts. You can buy it at BBQ Pro Shop, Draper’s BBQ A.P. Rub and Draper’s BBQ Smokin’ Sauce.
From Hot Sauce Daily, thy do an incredible job of photographing the rub and the sauce and I really think that this is a great review of both products. Really did it some justice. My Favorite quote is from Marilyn who gave it 5 Stars!
They didn’t set out to be any of those regional sauces – they set out to make the best sauce they could make. I don’t think they need to change anything. They met their goal – this is a great BBQ sauce. It’s one of the best BBQ sauces I’ve ever had.
Scott Roberts is one of the best bloggers out there when it comes to reviewing sauces and rubs, he is often times on the BBQ Central Radio show and well-respected among the BBQ community. His review is very through and gets into a detailed review. I especially like how his review includes texture and close-up shots of the rub itself. This is what I found to be most unique about Drapers.
My verdict? The sauce is a must-have. If your food dollar can’t stretch that far, I would suggest to opt for only that. However, if you have a few extra bucks to splurge, go ahead and grab a bottle of the A.P. Rub as virtually deficiencies melt away as it combines with the Smokin’ Sauce.
Kevin’s BBQ Joints is the premier on-line resource for all things BBQ, he does a great job of getting together all sorts of great reviews on what else, BBQ Joints. He does most of the BBQ Joint reviews himself and occasionally has a guest review as well. You can search for BBQ joints by you and also check out his reviews of Rubs and Sauces. He did an excellent review that includes a lot of history of Draper’s BBQ A.P. Rub and Draper’s A.P. Rub.
I show the rub first as my father-in-law immediately used it on steaks the first day I had it and since then he’s used it on everything from roasts to chicken. He has told me on more than one occasion that this is the best rub he’s every used. I tend to agree it’s among the top I’ve ever used as it really enhances the flavor of meat instead of altering it to taste just like rub.
On to the sauce: I’d give it a 3 1/2 to 4 out of 5 stars (haven’t given any sauce a 5 yet) and would definitely be a sauce I’d purchase in the future.
Add Paddio Daddio BBQ to the mix of bloggers who have reviewed Drapers. He did a really in depth and straight to the point review of both the sauce and the rub. So add this one to the list of BBQ bloggers who are loving Draper’s BBQ A.P. Rub and Draper’s A.P. Rub.
If you are looking to for a sauce and/or rub that will add a new and unique dimension to your barbecue, you really can’t go wrong with Draper’s. It’s good stuff, indeed.
The latest review of the sauce comes from Wilfred Reinke aka Oshawa Ogre’s blog called Views, News & BBQ’s. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook and he always does a great job of talking about grilling and BBQ in a way that is very basic yet to the point. He did a great job reviewing the sauce and I really like his thoughts and the way that he uses rub on french fries! Click the link above and check out his full review, great pictures of the rub and sauce! We much appreciate the shout out on the blog too!
These ribs were fantastic! rivals anything that I ate at various RibFests last summer, DBQ Smokin’ Sauce enhanced the ribs both by the sauce that was slathered on during the last 10 minutes of the cook and when I added a bit more on top. Wow! I can see what Shane means when he put on the label of every bottle of Rub and Sauce ” Three generations of pride and flavour in a bottle”
Grilling With Rich takes the time to review this from a grilling perspective and tried it on some wings which is a switch from how it was reviewed by others, so adding this to the mix was helpful.
Drapers BBQ in-bodies some of the heart and soul of barbecue along with some great tradition of barbecue sauce and it is in my opinion that they are always striving to stay true to their roots, so with all that said, I am very proud to say that: Drapers BBQ has the Grilling with Rich Approval!
I have tried the rub on ribs and most recently on a ribeye steak which was an absolute treat, brings a nice savory flavor, adds the sweet and brings a little heat as well. Need to open up some sauce in the very near future! Hope you buy some from us and help out Shane Draper.
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Dennis’s love of barbecue lead him to the creation of Dennis’ Key Lime Barbecue Sauce. Dennis’ Key Lime Barbecue Sauce is a blend of natural Florida flavors combined with the traditional sauce ingredients. We love Reva Foods sauces because they are all natural, and are either low or reduced sodium with no fat, and no MSG added. Dennis was kind enough to allow us to reprint one of his recipes and we are excited about the opportunity to bring his recipe for Baked Pork Tenderloin with Key Lime Glaze to BBQ Pro Shop, just another great thing to try Dennis’ Key Lime Barbecue Sauce.
Now this recipe calls for it to be done in the oven, which is legal, but anything that can be done in the oven, can be done over indirect heat or on a smoker to qualify as true BBQ. In order to do this, you will need the following ingredients:
(4) Pork tenderloins, remove all white skin and membranes (Around 4 poundsl)
2 Cups Dennis’ Key Lime BBQ Sauce
Kosher Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
• Rub the pork liberally with the Kosher Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
• Preheat a large griddle or sauté pan on high heat for a 1 minute, then add the olive oil
• On all sides, sear the pork tenderloins until nicely browned
• Put the tenderloins in the ovens to roast for about 15 minutes
• Brush the tenderloins liberally with Dennis’ Key Lime BBQ Sauce.
• Let tenderloins roast for another 5-7 minutes, keep an eye on them.
• Brush the meat a second time with Dennis’ Key Lime BBQ Sauce and cook for another 3-4 minutes or when your instant-read thermometer reads 140-145 degrees, depending on how you like your pork.
• Let the tenderloins rest for about 10 minutes and then slice into 1/2″ thick chunks and serve.
This recipe is published with permission from Reva Foods LLC. Thank you Dennis and Kathy!
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We recently traveled to the Murphysboro Barbecue Cookoff on the night of the TLC Barbecue Pitmasters season finale in which Melissa Cookston’s Yazoo’s Delta Q competition team was competing for $100,000. So I was able to catch the end, in which I got to see her now infamous “$100,000 hog” which I was simply amazed at the mahogany color that the hog had, it was truly a work of art. So when we arrived in Murphysboro, Gretchen and I stopped by to meet Melissa Cookston and her husband Pete in person and see if we could sell Yazoo’s Delta Q sauces and rubs on BBQ Pro Shop.
She and Pete were so fun to talk with and she sent us home with a bottle of her Ultimate Rub, Chipolte Bold BBQ Sauce and Original Mild BBQ Sauce and went on to become the 2010 Grand Champion at the Murphysboro Barbecue Cookoff. So last week I bought myself four racks of St. Louis Spare ribs and decided that I would put the Championship Rub and Sauce to the test and see how my ribs turned out.
We rubbed up the ribs with the Ultimate Rub only a few hours before putting them into the smoker, which is probably something I would do differently next time. I often rub my ribs and let them sit overnight and this rub had a great balance of sweet and salt which made me feel comfortable that the Ultimate Rub wouldn’t cure the pork with salt, which has happened to me in the past. The color before they went on the grill, looked like most other rubs, with a nice paprika orange red.
I slow cooked them for about three hours at around 175F with some fresh Apple Wood that I picked up at an orchard this fall and some Baxter’s Original Cherry chips because I like fruity smoke on my pork ribs. I then rotated them in the rack a little and the caramel of the rub started to turn a beautiful shade of light brown. I cranked the heat up to around 225F and let them cook another two hours, then wrapped them in foil for the last hour as we waited for our company to show up.
When the company arrived, I laid all of the racks out on smoker and using a Grill Friends Silicone Mop I coated three racks with the Original Mild Sauce and one of the racks with the Chipolte Bold Sauce and let them sit on the grill for ten minutes. Then I opened it up, touched them up again with some sauce and the end result was stunning. I really felt like I should cut them up and put them in a blind box! Instead I served them up to the family and they loved them.
The rub leaves a great flavor, you know it is there, as it has little bite to it but it leaves a lot of room for you to add some cayenne pepper and spice it up if you wish to. The sugar is more of a natural raw sugar maybe Turbinado? This makes the Ultimate Rub sweet, but helps the pork turn a pretty unique color. Really let the pork shine through on it’s own. Now the sauces were more of a vinegar taste although they were tomato based. The original brought that molasses taste that you would expect from Mississippi, but a fine sweetness that balanced the rub with the sauce for a perfect flavor profile. The Chipolte Bold was an original flavor with enough a kick to warrant the spice, but was timid enough that my kids loved it too.
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BBQ Pro Shop is very excited to be carrying a new sauce! Pigchaser Original BBQ Sauce is a labor of love and brings out more of the BBQ Street Cred for the Chicago Area. Ron of Pigchaser has tasted a lot of good BBQ sauces over the years and enjoyed every one of them. Ron felt his sauce was good and decided to share this special recipe with you. Ron had always wanted to create a sauce that would combine all his memories of great BBQ sauces he had tried and put them in one bottle. All of his family and friends kept telling him how tasty Pigchaser Original BBQ Sauce is and how much they enjoyed it that he wanted to share it with you too.
So why the name? Legend has it that his job brought him to the border of US and Mexico in Nogales AZ, where late one night while standing on his balcony he spotted what he believed was a pig roaming around in the parking lot. After a long flight he decided to have some fun and chase this pig. He began chasing the pig into the desert but soon realized he could barely see his way, so he stopped and decided to go back to the hotel. But just when he turned to head back he looked and saw that the pig was chasing him! The next day he found out from some of his Mexican colleagues at work that in fact he was chasing a javelina or wild pig which has tusks and in packs can kill or injure humans. From then on he was known as the “amigo javelina chaser” or Pigchaser.
Pigchaser Original BBQ Sauce combines a sweet and smokey flavor with hints of pineapple, mustard and molasses. As sweet as it may be, it also has a very nice heat to it, nothing overpowering but something that you will certainly taste when the flavors start to fade. There is not a flavor profile that this sauce doesn’t work with and when basted over warm products, takes on a new profile of flavors. Ron has many new flavors of sauce coming out and it has been a hit throughout the Chicagoland area, being picked up by fine butchers and gourmet grocery stores. Now available at BBQ Pro Shop as the exclusive online retailer for the sauce. Give some a try today!