What is barbecue sauce?

Abbreviated as BBQ sauce

A seasoned and thickened sauce containing vinegar, tomato paste or ketchup, salt, spices and, sweetening and thickening agents. There is no standard recipe for barbecue sauce but it can contain any of the following ingredients:

liquid smoke, spices such as mustard, garlic or onion powder, black pepper or chilli pepper, mayonnaise, alcohol, sweeteners such as sugar, glucose syrup, maple syrup or molasses, sauces such as soy sauce,  thickeners such as corn starch or guar gum and preservatives.

It’s a popular sauce in the Southern US.

What is it used for?

It’s used as a marinade or condiment, especially for barbecued meat (pork, beef, poultry, game). It’s also used to baste the meat during and after cooking.

Barbecue sauce can also be used to toss prepared meats such as fried or baked chicken wings, or applied on rotisserie chicken after grilling.

Barbecue can also be used as flavouring sauce or a condiment for for grilled, deep fried, baked, broiled or poached food.

Bulls Eye Barbecue Sauce myfavouritepastime.com

Here are the ingredients in the “Bulls Eye” Bold Original Barbecue Sauce:

Sugar/Glucose-Fructose, Water, Tomato paste, Cooking Molasses, Vinegar Salt, Modified Cornstarch, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavour, Mustard, Dried Onions, Spices, Dried Garlic (B010G) .

myfavouritepastime.com Last Updated: August 29, 2018

Author: Liz

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