Rufus Teague Barbecue Sauces

Rufus Teague Barbecue Sauces

Barbeque is not just for summer cookouts any more. It’s becoming a major part of the modern cook’s weekly meal rotation in any season. With what was once viewed as ordinary charred meats with a sauce now appealing to a broader palette, consumers are experimenting with inventive condiments to enrich the dining experience. From steaks to chicken and fish, Rufus Teague is a Kansas City barbeque sauce that you can put on anything you’re cooking!

Rufus Teague is a Kansas City barbeque sauce that you can put on anything you’re cooking!

Rufus Teague is a Kansas City barbeque sauce that you can put on anything you’re cooking!

The company founder, John McCone, created the Rufus Teague barbecue sauce recipes. He and a buddy also fashioned the Rufus Teague character, a serious-looking old west man, the brand’s personality. They’ve also continued to carry out that style with the product’s packaging. The 16-ounce barbecue sauce bottle resembles a pint-size whiskey flask.

The Rufus Teague character, a serious-looking old west man, is the brand’s personality.

The Rufus Teague character, a serious-looking old west man, is the brand’s personality.

I received a sample of Rufus Teague’s barbecue sauces. Included in my shipment were the whiskey maple, honey sweet, touch o’heat, blazin’ hot and apple mash flavors. I enlisted my husband and son to help with this tasting on a few upcoming dinner dishes.

We tried the blazin’ hot and honey sweet on burgers.

We tried the blazin’ hot and honey sweet on burgers.

First, we tried the blazin’ hot and honey sweet on burgers. The barbecue sauces were dark and thick. Their flavor was a great combination of sweet, smokiness and spice. The burger’s toppings didn’t overpower them. The blazin’ hot sauce lived up to its name. It had a good kick of spice to make your nose run.

The blazin’ hot sauce lived up to its name.  It had a good kick of spice to make your nose run.

The blazin’ hot sauce lived up to its name. It had a good kick of spice to make your nose run.

Next, we tried the remaining three flavors on grilled chicken breasts. The touch o’heat sauce has a small bit of spice that leaves a little tingle on your tongue. We also enjoyed the chicken with the whiskey maple and apple mash sauces. I want to try using the apple mash sauce on pork. I think the apple and pork combination will be a big hit. We also made another observation about the sauces – if you use them as a condiment or dip their flavor is milder than if you marinate the meat with it and cook it on.

We tried the remaining three flavors on grilled chicken breasts.

We tried the remaining three flavors on grilled chicken breasts.

Rufus Teague also makes dry rubs and steak sauces. You can purchase Rufus Teague products either online, through their website or Amazon, or at many national grocery stores. I’ve noticed them at my local Stop & Shop grocery store.

 

Do you like to barbecue all year round?

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Disclaimer:  While I was provided with a complimentary sample of Rufus Teague barbecue sauces, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience.

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