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A1 1 5.26%
Bulls Eye Original 3 15.79%
Bulls Eye Brown Sugar Hickory 1 5.26%
Bulls Eye Hickory Smoke 2 10.53%
HP BBQ Classic 6 31.58%
HP BBQ Honey 5 26.32%
HP BBQ Spicy 1 5.26%
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Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

Hi,

Which barbecue sauce is the best?

I don't want to buy a zillion bottles and I haven't found A1 at any brick and mortar store until now.

Thanks for your opinions and comments!
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

AI is steak sauce, quite different than what I think of as barbecue sauce.

I like the HP because it's simple, pretty much just sweet and sour with a bit of tomato and molasses flavour, not too much artificial smoke flavour.

I like it with properly smoked ribs and chicken because it doesn't hide the flavour of the meat too much, just accentuates the flavours if used sparingly.
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

Japanese Yakitori sauce can't be beaten in my book
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Japanese Yakitori sauce can't be beaten in my book
Yummy, one of my favorites.
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

HP brown sauce. Awesome.
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

Seeing you have no idea abot anybody elses taste the question is rather pointless.

The best one is the one YOU like and this can only be found by trial and error
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

The only time I buy BBQ sauce here is if I'm intending it as a dip, or else I get the jar of "Mexican BBQ Sauce" from Coop (I think it is Knorr brand) to make sloppy joes with.

My favorite is Sweet Baby Ray's, which I've seen on occasion over the border in Germany - anything else just isn't worth the cost to me, especially since I found a recipe I like to make my own.

This is the recipe I use as a guideline, I've tweaked it a bit to make it my own.

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Yield: Makes about 5 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Coca-Cola (or similar cola)
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 onion large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
Preparation:

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook slowly for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
In case you want to preserve precious brown sugar for baking, you can find syrups with molasses in it, the one I use form Migros is a "brotaufstrich mit mélasse" (bread spread with molasses). Since you're going to cook it down some anyhow, the extra liquid isn't a big thing, and the flavor is right for brown sugar. (You can also try the syrup made from reduced pears "birne", I bet that would make a tasty substitute as well)
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

None of the above, I make my own.

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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

Hp Classic for me.

But it is all down to individual choice really.
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

Sweet Baby Ray's is the best I've come across, though I still doctor it up a little. I'm a much bigger fan of rubs than sauces, though.

best part is figuring it out for yourself, since it means eating a lot of BBQ.
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

Sticky Fingers has a good one (I think its sold at Jelmoli, at least it was a few years ago). If you have the time to make your own, you can't go wrong with bourbon:

1 small onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1 In a medium saucepan, combine onion, garlic and whiskey. Simmer over medium heat for about 7 minutes or until onion is translucent.
2 Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.
3 Puree in food processor or blender.
4 Refrigerate for at least 1 day to blend flavours.
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Sticky Fingers has a good one (I think its sold at Jelmoli, at least it was a few years ago). If you have the time to make your own, you can't go wrong with bourbon:

1 small onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1 In a medium saucepan, combine onion, garlic and whiskey. Simmer over medium heat for about 7 minutes or until onion is translucent.
2 Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.
3 Puree in food processor or blender.
4 Refrigerate for at least 1 day to blend flavours.
Do you have suggestions as to which alcohol-free beverage can be used to substitute the bourbon? And what is liquid smoke? Thanks.
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Do you have suggestions as to which alcohol-free beverage can be used to substitute the bourbon? And what is liquid smoke? Thanks.
Not sure a substitute for the bourbon. YOu can probably just leave it out. Liquid smoke is what it sounds like. Bottled essence of smoke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_smoke). It is available at Jelmoli.
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Do you have suggestions as to which alcohol-free beverage can be used to substitute the bourbon? And what is liquid smoke? Thanks.
You're going to cook the bourbon anyway, so there won't be any alcohol in the finished product.

Anyone got recommendations for a BBQ sauce that's not 'smoky' flavour ? Off the shelf - not recipes...

In Oz we have 'masterfoods BBQ sauce which is tomato sauce, apples and some other flavourings, malt etc. Haven't found anything equivalent here...and I don't really like 'smoky' flavour...
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

My hands down favorite is Dreamland BBQ sauce from the famous restaurant in Alabama US. If you have anyone from the states coming to visit, ship a package of their sauce to them and have them bring it to you. Vinegar based and fabulous.

http://www.dreamlandbbq.com/Catalog/...nfo.aspx?CID=7
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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

Instead of liquid smoke, you can just use smoked chiles (chipotles, I make my own if I have a good harvest, otherwise buy them).

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Re: Best Bottled Barbecue Sauce?

Coop is now selling Stubb's, which is the brand I would buy in the US, even with a selection of 50 different sauces at a store. Definitely recommend for a nice balance of smoky and spicy notes.
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The best one is the one YOU like and this can only be found by trial and error
I agree. However, sometimes when shelling out the mula, it can become pricey and you end up discarding a whole bottle of something you don't care for. So, that said, asking others what they like can be a place to start.
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