Adding The Right Sweet Touch – A “Unique” Sweet BBQ Sauce

In the world of Competition BBQ, judges are looking for the perfect balance of flavor. The profile that seems to be winning every contest right now is what I like to refer to as…. Sweet Heat Just about every team uses some combination of sweet sauce glazed over dry-rubbed meat. The idea is simple, but balancing these flavors and making them unique (so yours stands out) is the hard part. Today I want to talk about the sweet side of this flavor profile. Most BBQ sauces have some ingredient that really brings sweet flavor, often it’s the dreaded “High Fructose …