Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Marinades, Sauces, Rubs & Salsas

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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Memphis Dry Rub Ribs

The “dry rub” rib, which is unique in the annals of American barbecue, contains paprika, chili powder, oregano, and mustard. Unlike most American barbecue rubs, it’s not in the least […]

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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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Salsa on the Coals

This salsa looks cool as all get-out as you prepare it (your guests will be amazed to see tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños burning away on the embers) and the resulting […]

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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 China, […]

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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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