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The Perfect Pair: Deciding Which Sauces To Serve

A major reason for the success of the barbecue industry in the United States are the seemingly endless amounts of sauces available. Believe it or not, U.S expenditures for barbecue sauce production is nearly $2 billion per year, and this doesn’t even consider the home-made recipes that are crafted. But maybe all of these choices leave you with a few questions. The primary one being: which sauce is for me?

As there are so many sauce options out there, often times the choice comes down to the meat you’re paring the sauce with. For example, which sauce pairs best with slow-cooked ribs? Or a pulled chicken sandwich? The best sauce compliments the meat, but more often than not it can be difficult to find that perfect match. Unfortunately, the result of a wrong sauce pairing is often a disappointing meal. However, this doesn’t always have to be the case!

The featured resource of this post is a great reference for the barbecue enthusiasts looking for their optimal sauce pairing. Even if you’re a barbecue novice, (more…)