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We’ve previously discussed general aspects of flavoring of barbecue, and particularly, the use of dry rubs as seasonings (Components of Barbecue Flavor: Seasoning, Part 1-Dry rubs). We’ve also discussed the concept of using seasonings at different stages of the barbecue process, and the uses and functions of marinades. We’ll now take a quick look at some of the more common forms of barbecue sauces found in the United States. Again, this list probably only scratches the surface of what is available.
Kansas City-style Sauce - The most popular style of sauce found in this country, Kansas City-style sauce is a sweet sauce, a rich, somewhat thick tomato-based sauce with typically, a lot of sweetness to it. This type of sauce is typically sweetened with brown sugar and/or molasses, and will sometimes have a bit of liquid smoke added to it. Best used as a mop, during cooking, as well as a dip, because of the concentration of sugar, this type of sauce is used on pork shoulder, ribs, beef brisket and chicken.