One of the more popular chores at F&W in recent days was taste-testing store-bought barbecue sauces. Visits to local supermarkets and specialty food stores yielded some 25 varieties, and we tasted them all, with ribs, brisket and pulled pork. Here, our four favorites.
|Barbecue Sauce||Staff Comments||Interesting Bite|
|Rick Bayless Frontera Grilling Sauce||"Just the right amount of fiery aftertaste."||Popular with the cooks at Chicago's Frontera Grill, who are always asking if they can take bottles home.|
|Bone Sucking Sauce (Hot)||"First the heat, then the sweet. Nice!"||Patrick Ford, who makes it, says, "It's my grandmother's recipe, doctored by my uncle and named by my mother."|
|D. L. Jardine's 5-Star Barbecue Sauce||"Sweet, tangy and spicy."||The secret ingredient? Anchovies.|
|Hay Day Country Market: Dave's Curried Raisin Barbecue Sauce||"An almost Middle-Eastern flavor."||A cross-cultural mix of chutney with ancho and chipotle chiles.|