Just like spices that have several uses for different foods, Bar B Que sauces should also be matched to different foods. For the First time I are offering my line of Dad's BBQ Sauces, KC Sweet, KC Sweet - Sassy, Lexington Dipping, and Hog Wash. KC Sweet is a thick sauce with a sweet start and a sassy finish, great on Ribs, Chicken, or just about anything. KC Sweet-Spicy has a more of a Bite! Lexington dipping is a thinner vinegar and pepper based sauce crafted after the sauces of the Lexington, North Carolina area. With a touch of sweetness and hint of tomato, Lexington Dip is perfect on pulled pork. Finally our Hog Wash, which is crafted after the sauces that were created by the African slaves along the Carolina coastal areas. Equally as good as a baste for whole hog/large shoulder or served as a finishing sauce.
These sauces are made with the finest ingredients that I can find, and no corn syrup ever, only pure sugars! I have spent years perfecting my sauces and have given a couple of hundred gallons away from Texas to California to New Hampshire. Everyone says the same thing, you have to get these to market. This is my first step in that direction and I believe it to be the right one. So please jump on in there and fund so I can share these sauces and make everyone happy, and isn't that the Key to Life.
Here is a description of our sauces;
“KC Sweet Sauce”
In Kansas City, where ribs are king, this is by far the most popular style of barbecue sauce. This classic with it’s sweet-tart, spicy flavors, is a rich tomato-based sauce. It is then sweetened with molasses, brown sugar, and balanced with the tartness of vinegar. Designed to let the meat come to the fore, it has a delicate sweetness with a distinct fresh tomato flavor and a gentle heat in the finish that builds slowly and gently. This is a finishing sauce and should be applied in the last 15 minutes of cooking. Not your typical show-off, just a really Good Sauce!
"KC Sweet Sauce - Sassy"
After trying my KC Sweet sauce, people began asking for a spicier version. They wanted a sauce that didn't just burn but alerted the taste buds to new and exciting flavors. So KC Sweet “Sassy” was born, with a bit more Spice and Attitude than is more genteel cousin. It starts out sweet then, bam, it gets down right sassy. KC Sweet “Sassy” can be used on anything from pork, ribs or chicken, just remember it should be applied in the last 15 minutes of cooking. Enjoy and be careful, be very Careful!
“Lexington Dipping Sauce”
The people from the hilly areas of the Western Carolinas, called the "Piedmont" preferred to use the pig's shoulder, to make their barbecue. Its a very flavorful rich hunk of meat. In Lexington, NC., and west, their sauce, a vinegar and pepper based sauce is often referred to as "dip”. It is a lot like our “Hog Wash”, thin and spicy, it was designed to penetrate the meat, but laced with a just a hint of tomato sauce. The red stuff helps to knock the bite out of the vinegar a bit, and the hint of sweetness counterbalances the acidity. “Lexington Dipping Sauce” can be used as a baste or a finishing sauce, so try it on your next whole hog, shoulder or Ribs. This stuff is so good it’ll make you want to give up Sex, OK not that. But it is Good!
On the coast of the Carolina’s, a.k.a. "East Carolina" or the "Low Country", were “Whole hog” is King, the African slaves of the Scottish settlers in the region pioneered American barbecue and their simple sauces were plain, a kiss of hot pepper flakes and ground black pepper in vinegar. And so they remain today, where the sauce is used both as a “mop” or “baste” on the meat while it is cooking, and then as a finishing sauce at table-side. Thin and with a piquant flavor, it is designed to penetrate the meat, not just sit on top as thicker ketchup and mustard sauces do. It does a great job of cutting the fat in lipid-laced pork. Try my East Carolina “Hog Wash” on your next batch of pulled pork, use it to baste your meat while its on the smoker. Then top off your pulled pork sandwich and taste the magic, there’ll be Smile’s all around!
"Fry Salt" Regular/Spicy
Our Fry Salt came from a need to stand out. A few years back I Chaired Concessions for our local high school band program running football concessions. We started selling fries and I wanted them to really stand out. So I crafted a seasoned salt to put on the fries and sales went through the roof (we were selling 100-150lbs on a Friday night). After request for a "Spicier" version of our Fry Salt - Spicy was born. I constantly have request for both and even have people that take it with them to fast food restaurants to use on their fries.
Good Bar B Que is like good love, it is both Sweet and Sassy!