Take Outdoor Cooking Up a Notch With “…5 Barbecue Sauces Every Southerner Should Know”

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In Texas, we know a thing or two about barbecue. However, the debate tends to rage on as to whether you sauce, rub, or simply smoke the flavors into your meals. Regardless of your choice, there’s no denying that a great barbecue sauce can go a long way toward making or breaking the taste of the main course. Here to identify five great saucy styles is Southern Living.

Walking viewers through what they call the “…5 Barbecue Sauces Every Southerner Should Know,” this video, shared on their Youtube channel, is meant as a guide, allowing for the preparation of your own sauce based on their tips. Beginning with a black sauce out of Kentucky, then on to a mustard-based sauce, a sweet sauce, a vinegar-style sauce, and finally, a white sauce, this video is fairly comprehensive in terms of its recipes, preparation, and pairing suggestions.

Focusing on items such as smoked chicken, ribs, pulled pork, onion rings, and of course, beef brisket, Southern Living covers regional barbecue sauce recipes comprehensively. It allows for those of you interested in new flavors to try your hand at a few this summer. Instead of belaboring the reasons for variances in sauces, they highlight the great taste that can be added to your meal as a result of certain combinations. In doing so, they get the most out of why someone “sauces” in the first place. If you’re looking for a new sauce to add to your Texas barbecue wheelhouse of recipes, this a great jumping-off point.