What are The Best BBQ Rubs and Sauces for CHICKEN and Ribs

What are The Best BBQ Rubs and Sauces for CHICKEN and Ribs


At Jake’s Famous Foods we’ve been making BBQ Rubs and Sauces for more than 15 years now. We started in central California just off a world tour to gather information from Chefs and BBQ experts across the globe. We toured China, Hong Kong, Guam, Hawaii, Japan, France, Ireland, Paris and a whole host of Scandinavian countries all with one focus…how do you really make a great bbq sauce and the best bbq rub?

Well that one solitary focus morphed into making fantastic BBQ Rubs Sauces and Seasonings. And keep in mind we spent a great amount of time tooling across the US to some of the greatest bbq spots in the country. We spent time with our friends in Memphis and Texas and Georgia along with Florida, Kansas, Chicago and just to add a little flavor our friends in Kentucky. It’s safe to say we covered quite a few bases when it comes to barbecue.

Now to the point we worked with some pretty hardcore barbecue champions, the kind of folks who drive RVs from place to place on the “circuit” as they say, all in the hopes of winning that elusive bbq trophy and bragging rights. Most of the bbq process is about the bragging rights and oh the money as well. These are true competition barbecue teams with the focus on quality and results based on the level of meat within their system. They've tried many different products and when they get their hands on the right version they stick with it from competition to competition. So, their opinion matters as the results affect their livelihoods. We are proud to say that they allowed us some special breathing room to seek their opinions and consult on the development of our bbq rubs and sauces.

When it came time to settle down on our first bbq rub we wanted to settle on something that grabbed your attention all the while fulfilling your expectations for bbq rub. This bbq rub had to be compatible with sauces. The rub could not overpower the sauce but would run hand in hand to the land of flavor. We started with a firm foundation of chili powder, garlic, and of course hints of brown sugar. Later we opted out the brown sugar for a fanatically wonder substitute with hints of maple commonly called “maple sugar”. This wonderful concoction besides be natural leaves just the slightest hint of maple notes on chicken and ribs. Like fine wines these dry rubs deliver level of flavors suitable for even the heartiest of barbecues.

Once we nailed down the spicy part of the dry rub we knew we needed to balance the spice and sweetness with a savory note which are the key elements of great condiments. That’s when we focused in on smoked kosher salt and combined bits of onion. To round out those flavors we kicked the heat note up a notch with just the right amount of cayenne. Now that’s a fantastic dry rub. We started the rub off with the name Southwestern Hickory but in time we just called it Santa Barbara Rub. Like the city the rub is rustic with hints of old and new combined with a rich Spanish history that delights the senses. This is a fantastic dry rubs that easily joined our bbq rubs and sauces for sale collection.

BBQ Rubs Sauces and Seasonings Contests and More

To give the rub some provenance and prominence we entered it into a multitude of barbecue contests and to our surprise it won best bbq rub rub and 1st place in 4 out of 5 contests. The rub came in 2nd in the only location it did not win 1st place.

Now when it came to sauces we focused on building a myriad of different flavors. We built on the knowledge we gathered from all those key locations and targeted what we knew best. We knew that our potential customers would want a sauce that’s savory with hints of sweetness and balanced flavors but all in all they wanted a sauce that was tasty. We decided we’d create a product that was not only savory and subtle with hints of sweetness but one that was natural and good for you as well. Too often we hear talk about the carbohydrates and the sodium content of products but what does that really mean to the average barbecue eater that might at best have bbq 3 times a year during the summer months. No matter we set out to take the worry out of our bbq sauce and not only made it natural but also made it gluten free. Now everyone can have the taste of barbecue anytime they want to without the concern related to gluten or the bloated feeling that comes from corn syrup.

We named our first bbq Jake’s Righteous Original Mild and later deemed it Southern style based on its characteristic use of molasses. The sauce typified the Southern Style product developed through support from our Southern partners. The molasses, paprika, garlic and onions are mainstays in Southern Style barbecue. Today based on the volume of comments we receive we call it Jake’s Famous Really Good Mild BBQ Sauce. It is a welcomed addition to our balance of natural barbecue products for sale.

We know there are a boat load of products on the market with all kinds of fancy names. We however, focus on some straightforward terms to make it easier on our users. Below we’ve listed our key seven best bbq rubs and our standing of natural barbecue sauces. These all represent our basic stable of natural best bbq rubs and sauces for sale.

Tri Tip Steak and Rib Rub

Santa Barbara Rub

Awesome Carolina Rub

Santa Maria Dry Rub

Memphis Dry Rub

California Chicken Dry Rub

Really Good Mild Barbecue Sauce

Really Nice Medium Hot Barbecue Sauce

Really Hot Barbecue Sauce

Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Memphis Blues Barbecue Sauce

Emerging market products are our new version Awesome Carolina and Memphis Style Dry Rubs. Each is made from fresh and natural ingredients and contains NO Sugar also known as Sugar Free. We created these products to satisfy a growing sugar intolerant market. A market where there is an overabundance of sugary products each touting their personal and professional benefits. We've seen the transitions in the market and our new products focus on the effort to let the natural flavors of the herbs and spices stand strongly on their own. In addition Sugar Free products require a true balance of flavors since their are no sugary elements to drive the overall taste. These products appeal directly to your unblemished senses allowing you to fully taste the meat, fish or poultry. Get your Awesome Carolina or Memphis Blues Style Sugar Free dry rubs today.

Jake discusses our Memphis Blues Style Sugar Free best bbq rub:

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 March, 2018.