We’re talking about two thick, rich barbecue sauces that will be the finishing touch for whatever you’re grilling. And one you can use from starting to finishing that piece of meat on the grill.
The sauce can be the first thing you taste and the last thing you remember. It’s got to be good.
Spicy Peach AubSauce
Aubrey Lenyard created his peach-filled barbecue sauce to help out a friend. She wanted a sauce with peach flavors to go with a pork loin. He took on the challenge. The result was a new business and the creation of Spicy Peach AubSauce which just won the People’s Choice award in the 2019 Flavor of Georgia competition. Like all those folks who voted for this sauce, we like the combination of sweet peach with a hint of cinnamon. It’s called “spicy” but there’s nothing fiery about this sauce. It would be great on that pork loin or any pork on the grill, but we’re thinking chicken wings, shrimp skewers and, yes, halved fresh peaches on the grill. Lenyard also offers original and Fiery Pineapple Mango sauces.
$14 per 12-ounce bottle. Available at Savi Provisions in Decatur and online at aubsauce.com/ .
Sweet Potato BBQ Sauce from Kyvan
NFL pro Reggie Kelly and his wife Sheila created Kyvan Foods to share the love of good food and hospitality that Kelly experienced growing up in Mississippi. They make a range of products including Honey Apple Salsa, hot sauce, jambalaya sauce, honey apple butter and seasonings and rubs. But it was the barbecue sauce we wanted to try and we picked up a bottle of their Sweet Potato BBQ Sauce. Sweet potatoes as a base for barbecue sauce? We’re here to tell you it works. (There are also Cherry Apple and Honey Apple flavors.) Use it to finish whatever you’re cooking on the grill, but try mixing some into your ground beef before shaping your hamburgers or stirring it into a pot of Brunswick stew.
$5.29 per 15.2-ounce bottle. Available in the Georgia Grown sections of select Kroger and Publix stores, and online at Walmart, Amazon, Kroger Ship or kyvan82.com/.
Original flavor from Causey’s BBQ Sauce
If your taste runs to a tangy, vinegar-based barbecue sauce, you’ll want to try the original sauce from Causey’s. You really taste the apple cider vinegar and mustard and a heat that comes from a combination of hot sauce and black pepper. The sauce was the creation of John Causey who developed his recipe as a member of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department cooking team. That was in 1985. The sauce (and the team’s barbecue) started winning contests and in 2009 Causey decided it was time to share his sauce with the world. In addition to the original, there are bourbon, hot and sweet ‘n smoky flavors (we hear this is a great seller for the Causey’s). The original isn’t sweet at all so you can use it as a marinade or mop without fear of the sauce burning before the meat is cooked to your liking.
$7 per 13.5-ounce bottle. Available at Alon’s, New York Butcher Shop, The Beehive and The Front Porch Market or online at causeyfoods.com/index.html.