Best Barbecue Sauces & Rubs
This thick and zesty tomato-based sauce hails from west Texas and works well as a marinade or a convenient dipping sauce. It comes in a variety of flavors, including Smokey Mesquite, Honey Pecan, Hickory Bourbon and Mild. C.B. "Stubb" Stubblefield formulated his recipes after years of cooking, singing the blues, and finally, as a Mess Sergeant in the Korean War. After returning with a Purple Heart from the war, Stubb opened his first barbecue joint in Texas. He soon began bottling his all-natural sauces, with none of the artificial ingredients found in typical grocery store sauces. We tried the Original barbecue sauce at home and found the tomato-based flavor to be zesty and full of character. It is thick and works perfectly as a marinade, but also doubles as a convenient dipping sauce.