by Kevin H. on March 2, 2012 · 6 comments

In many of the recipes I will reference using your favorite rubs and sauces.  What the heck am I talking about?  Well, you need to start exploring the world of bbq rubs and different sauces that are available.

There are hundreds of different rubs for every kind of meat you cook.  Some are available at your local grocery store, but a larger selection will most likely be available at a local meat market or bbq shop.  Or go to amazon and search for award winning rubs and sauces and you’ll find a ton available.  You’re better off going to a small store so you can ask someone for help.  Tell them the flavors you like (sweet vs. spicy as an example) and tell them to recommend some rubs.

Same deal with sauce.  Don’t just get the cheapest sauce on the rack.  Explore, experiment.  Look for a sauce that says award-winning somewhere on it.  There are some great sauces out there – you just have to give them a try.

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Gary Wagner July 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm

I’m looking for a good Mexican carne asada rub can’t seem to find one


Fred June 7, 2014 at 10:38 am

The Smoked Beer Brined Pork Chops with pineapple glaze have become popular at our house.
Love the sauce recipes also…


IZZY-Q May 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm

this sauce is pretty good little zing to it……. good on pork
how did the chicken rub work out for ya????
i soaked my chicken in italian dressing for 4-8 hrs applied the rub grilled
slathered tennesee red sauce last 30 mins. pretty good eating
no complaints. From my friends.

Izzy from Rochester MN
The Best Homemade BBQ Sauce Ever!


4 cups ketchup

2 cups water

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon fresh ground pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon ground mustard

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper


Add all ingredients to a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and allow to simmer for 45 minutes-1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat, allow to cool before storing it in the fridge! (That is if you don’t eat it all first.This barbecue sauce is delicious on hamburgers, chicken, or pork chops.

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Kevin July 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Absolutely! Share away!
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