Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Marinades, Sauces & Rubs

Pig Picker Pucker Sauce

The Carolinas (particularly the northeastern part of North Carolina) occupy a unique position in the realm of American barbecue. Unlike the rest of the country, which enjoys ketchup-based sauces, the […]

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Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce

Dare to be different. That’s Jim Budros’s motto. What’s different about his barbecue sauce is its main flavoring, an ingredient most people are more likely to drink than cook with: […]

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Sparkling Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauces based on soft drinks turn up all across Planet Barbecue, and whether they owe their popularity to the sweet-sour flavor dynamic or simply to the convenience and whimsy […]

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Apricot-Orange Sauce

Five stars here, orange soda, orange zest, orange juice, orange marmalade, and orange liqueur, are joined by apricots to deepen the flavor, while lemon juice adds a piquant touch. Try […]

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Great Wall Barbecue Sauce

This recipe comes from one of the legends of barbecue— Dr. Rich Davis, inventor of K.C. Masterpiece barbecue sauce. Davis got the idea for the sauce on a trip to […]

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St. Louis Barbecue Sauce

St. Louisians have been pouring a slight sweet, slightly tart, mildly spicy red sauce on barbecue since 1926. Invented by an itinerant grocer named Louis Maull, the classic sauce differs […]

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Ole South Barbeque’s Mutton Dip

From Ole South Barbeque in Owensboro, Kentucky, this “dip” does double duty as a basting sauce and serving sauce. Makes more than you probably need, but the stuff becomes addictive.

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Real Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Around the time that reggae music began rocking America’s airwaves, a new dish began blasting our taste buds: jerk. Invented by the Maroons (runaway slaves who lived in the hills […]

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