Best bottle bbq sauce?

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  1. Johnbu

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    Of course home made bbq sauce is going to be better, but I've never made it myself.

    I will one day.

    But tonight, I'm cooking beef ribs and need some bbq sauce, what's the best / your favourite brand of BBQ sauce to splash on some ribs over heat beats once it's cooked?
     
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    Don't know if you are near this place (http://www.usafoods.com.au/Contact-Us) but almost anything here will be better than what you can get from Coles / Woolies!

    I picked up a bottle from a USA candy store (of all places!) and used it on ribs - was AMAZING!
     
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    I make my own but if I need to buy something quick I get some of the sweet baby rays stuff (I think they sell it at most reject shops and the like now).
     
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    Awesome..

    There's a reject shop on the road on the way home.

    Actually I'll have a crack of home made next time, looks to be super simple.

    USA Food is too far from me, plus I need it tonight.
     
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    Bulls Eye sauce. probs get it from USA foods or whatever. got hooked on it in the US.
     
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    USA Foods are awesome. :thumbup: Costco also sell some nice bottled sauces.

    I've also tried duplicating the JD sauce from TGI Fridays but I can't get it right. :(


    I did come up with this myself as a tomato-based sauce which I quite like:

    chop a small onion finely and start frying gently in some olive oil or butter. when the onion is just about soft, add a couple of teaspoons of chopped garlic. cook gently but don't colour them.

    add 1 cup of bourbon. I used home brew. cook gently until the alcohol smell has gone and you just have the taste.

    add 2 cups tomato sauce, and half a cup of tomato paste. I prefer the Fountain sauce, if you use something else you might need to tweak the vinegar a bit later..

    add ½ cup of brown sugar and ½ cup of maple syrup.

    add ½ cup of vinegar (white or malt, whatever you have kicking about.) adjust based on the acid of the tomato base.

    add as much Tabasco as you feel like, there’s a lot of tomato to season so don’t be afraid to give it some.

    season with salt and pepper, again don’t be afraid to go in fairly hard. a couple of teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce is also nice for some tang. if you have some liquid smoke about half a cap goes well in here too, but no more than that or all you will taste is smoke.

    cook gently for about ½ hour with the lid on the saucepan, then toss the lid and cook further until it’s a little reduced – I like it moderately thick.

    warning - this stuff is like napalm once cooked down - it sticks and burns.
     
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    Not the best by a long shot but the one I cook ribs in all the time is marathon smokey. Straight out of the bottle it's mediocre, but mixed in with a little orange juice, it makes for an great rib marinate. My family and I find it comes out better than the typically better bbq sauces we've tried.
     
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    we buy bbq sauce from 'sauci sista' at our local farmers market

    best one that I know of
     
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    have you tried Glasseye Creek? Bit different to the lot and cost about $15 a pop but I reckon worth it.
     
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    Berenberg coopers BBQ sauce.
     
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    Weirdly I have never tried this...will have to grab some.
     
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    HP sauce different variations, smoky one is good, the other one is even better!

    Sold at normal supermarkets
     
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    I ended up getting the 3 3s.

    Decent enough for $4

    I think the issue with bottled sauce is they taste too sweet.

    I used it on beef ribs.

    Purist may not like it, but I pressure cooked it. Marinated it in the BBQ sauce and they finished them on a charcoal BBQ.

    It was popular enough.

    I will make my own next time and see how it turns out.

    I'll see if I can find some liquid smoke.

    The most authentic bbq experience was in New Orleans- The Joint. Check it out if you're ever in NOLA
     
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