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Stubb’s BBQ Sauce & Rub | Review

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I’ve been a Stubb’s BBQ sauce fan for a while now, so when the company asked me if they could send me some product to review, I was about as hesitant as you’d expect (i.e., I wasn’t). Stubbs sent in its original sauce, BBQ rub, and the spicy sauce for me to play with. When I test a product, I generally keep the recipes straightforward so as to get the clearest understanding of how well a sauce or rub does its job. Company founder C.B. Stubblefield being a Texas barbecue man, the sensible test here was beef.

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Bollito’s Pepper Sauce: Burn Tested

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While it does have some kick, Bollito’s Tuscan Red Sauce ain’t no mouth-incinerating bottled inferno. It’s more of a pepper sauce than a hot sauce. That’s because creator/proprietor/sammich maker Zach Cizek used Calabrian peppers as the basis for the stuff. It’s my personal new favorite for beef dishes because its tangy, garlic yummy finishes with a mild kick with each bite. Here’s what Zach had to say about Bollito’s, his inspiration, and the sauce itself.

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Burn Tested: Chicken in Strawberry-Rhubarb Salsa

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That went well. Any time I bust open a jar of fruit salsa, I’m a little skeptical. Mango and peach I understand. When you start throwing berries into the mix with onions and peppers, though, I’m still getting used to the idea. I like fruit salsa but I’m still trying to wrap my noggin around it. At last year’s show Chehalem Ridge Brands gave me four of their fruit salsas to test out. I made some good pork burgers with the pineapple. Last night a group of chicken thighs hit the grill slathered in the company’s Swingin’ Strawberry-Rhubarb Salsa. The results came out better than I hoped.