Barbecue Sauce Types
Finding the best BBQ sauce to use is usually a work in progress. Sauces can be categorized by their different styles, but as you may already have gathered there are lots of distinct combinations and types.
There are many different types of barbecue sauce available. There is Kansas City style barbecue sauce, St Louis style, Carolina sauce, Hot & Spicy, Gluten Free BBQ sauce, and everything in between.
Choosing the right sauce is more challenging that most people imagine. There are many types and flavors and too many choices to list them all.
Red BBQ Sauce
Many barbecue sauces are tomato based and are different shades of red depending on the ingredients used. The primary ingredient in most red sauces are some form of tomatoes. Sometimes fresh tomatoes are used other times tomato sauce or paste is used.
Another common ingredient in red sauces are hot sauces of one kind or another. There are red chili peppers, thai peppers, jalapeno peppers and habaneros.
Yellow Barbecue Sauce
Other barbecue sauces are mustard based and have a more yellow appearance. For instance, the Carolina style sauces are known for their strong mustard bases.
As you might imagine, there are not only many ways to make mustard, there are also many different types of mustard. This makes for a wide variety of choices for just the Carolina style of sauces.
How to Choose a BBQ Sauce
Just about any edible thing you can imagine has been or can be added to a barbecue sauce. Things like whiskey, habanero and jalapeno peppers, brown sugar, molasses and even coffee grounds. People that make homemade barbecue sauce often add many exotic ingredients.
There really is no simple answer to the question of how to select the best bbq rub or sauce. The bottom line is that you have to try enough of the different styles to find the ones that you like the most.
If you are looking for a gift idea then we recommend sending a barbecue combination pack or BBQ sauce gift basket. These allow people to try a couple of different barbecue sauce types and will help them decide what they like the most.