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ERIC DANTIS is a professional chef in New York City.



June 2010

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Best Barbecue Sauce

Page 3: Vinegar Barbecue Sauce & Blueberry Barbecue Sauce


This is Page 3 of a four-page article on the best barbecue sauces. Click on the black links below to visit other pages. See Part I, Part II and Part III of our best barbecue sauce series for other favorites, including kosher and sugar-free barbecue sauces.


Marian Davis’ Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

The slogan, “One taste and you’ll say ‘That’s a good sauce,’ ” is written across the top of the bottle. And the folks at Marian Davis are right: This is a good old-fashioned barbecue sauce done properly. There is a good amount of sweetness, which is offset by a nice vinegary twang. One taster thought there might be too much vinegar, but that was offset by a subtle smokiness at the end combined with hints of spice and black pepper.

In addition to chicken and beef, this sauce goes very well with pulled pork sandwich and ribs. The company also suggests it as a marinade or brush-on for fish.

While there’s a cowboy on the label, the sauce is made and marketed by two rabbis’ wives who live in Washington—and of course, it’s certified kosher by Star-K.

INGREDIENTS: Brown Sugar, chili sauce (tomato concentrate (tomato paste, water) corn syrup, vinegar, salt, dehydrated onion and garlic, spices, natural flavoring), ketchup (tomato concentrate, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, salt, spice, onion powder, natural flavoring), red wine vinegar (may contain sulfites), lemon juice concentrate, soy sauce-preservative free (water, wheat, soybeans, salt), steak sauce (water, tomato paste, distilled vinegar, corn syrup, salt, raisin paste, spices, herbs, crushed orange pureé, dried garlic and onion, caramel color, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum), Worcestershire sauce (water, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, molasses, salt, vinegar, caramel color, hydrolyzed soy protein, enriched wheat flour, (niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), natural flavor, guar gum, sodium benzoate), garlic, mustard flour, pepper. CALORIES: 2 tablespoons, 50 calories. 

marian davis’ barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Sauce

  • Marian Davis’ Barbecue
    15-Ounce Bottle

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We agree with Marian’s proclamation: This is a good sauce. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

Ribber City Sauce Company

Ribber City Sauce Company makes Kansas-style barbecue sauces. Yet the New Jersey-based company takes inspiration from the blueberry harvest in their state: The New Jersey Blueberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce is their best.
Not surprisingly, this sauce fostered the most spirited discussion among members of the editorial team than any other sauce this year. But at the end, we had to decide whether we liked this sauce because it is genuinely good, or because we loved the idea of a blueberry barbecue sauce.

The answer was: both. The Blueberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce is delicious: a great balance of heat, sweetness and tang with a hint of smoke from the chipotle. The blueberry juice brings an unfamiliar, yet un-sugary sweetness to this sauce. The blueberry flavor brought this product far enough out of our barbecue comfort zone to be truly original, yet it still familiar enough to allow us to enjoy it atop chicken.

For the record, Kansas City-style sauces are thick, reddish-brown sauces based on tomato paste or ketchup, sweetened with molasses and/or other sweeteners, plus vinegar and spices. It is the most common style in the U.S. Thick and sweet, it is a topping for the meat rather than a penetrating sauce.

INGREDIENTS: Wyman’s Natural Blueberry Juice (including wild blueberry, grape and apple juices from concentrate, filtered water juice concentrate), natural flavor and ascorbic acid, ketchup (tomato pureé, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, distilled white vinegar, salt, spices, onion), apple cider vinegar, molasses, soy sauce (water wheat, soybeans, salt, sodium benzoate-less than 1/10 of 1% as a preservative), Worcestershire sauce (distilled vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, water, salt, caramel color, garlic powder, sugar, spices, anchovies, tamarind, natural flavor), brown sugar, sugar, black pepper, herbs, spices. CALORIES: 2 tablespoons, 30 calories.

ribber city sauce company

New Jersey Blueberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

  • Ribber City Sauce Company
    New Jersey Blueberry-
    Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
    16-Ounce Bottle, 2-Pack

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For those who love blueberries, you’ll love this sauce.


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