I found two more winners in the quest for great barbecue rubs and sauces. The first is Weber’s Classic BBQ seasoning and the second is a beer based bbq sauce from my buddy John over at Grilling 24×7.
Let’s start with the Weber Classic BBQ Seasoning. This stuff is actually surprisingly good! I expected Weber had just bottled up a bunch of crap and hoped having the corporate logo on the bottle would make it sell. It turns out they put together a really nice blend that hits all of the right notes. This blend doesn’t have enough punch to hold up to a brisket but I would not hesitate to put this on chicken, pork chops or ribs.
Weber Classic BBQ Seasoning Ingredients
- Turbinado sugar
- Sea salt
- Chili pepper
- A few other cats and dogs
Next up is a beer based bbq sauce. I used a Sam Adams Belgian style stout as the base and followed John’s recipe for the rest. The recipe (linked at the bottom) calls for a tablespoon of your favorite dry rub so I threw in some of the Weber Classic BBQ seasoning.
This was the first time I have ever had to pop the cork on a Sam Adams. Very unexpected!
I tried the rub and sauce combination on some pork chops and was very pleased. The rub soaked into the pork quite nicely.
The chops grilled up nice and looked awesome coated in John’s sauce. Excellent flavor.
I had some low fat kielbasa on hand and threw that on the grill after the chops were done. They didn’t get any dry rub but were dunked in the sauce after they had finished grilling. The sauce was a welcome addition to the party and again gave some awesome color.
Overall I was very pleased with my two latest finds. Here is the link over to John’s beer based bbq sauce. It’s a recipe worth making and isn’t very complicated.