What Does Barbecue Sauce Taste Best On?

Barbeque Sauce Broadbent’s sells a nice variety of barbecue sauces with names like “Pappy’s Sauce for Sissies,” “Maker’s Mark Bourbon Flavored Gourmet Sauce,” and “Old Honey Barn Brand – Henry Bain Famous KY Sauce.” Of course there’s Broadbent’s Original BBQ Sauce, too, available in original or hickory smoke flavor.


What does BBQ sauce taste best on? Well, for starters, how about burgers, hot dogs and chicken? Those seem to be most popular anywhere you go.


If you want to get a little experimental with your BBQ sauce, consider coming up with a nice mixture of meat and veggies wrapped in a tortilla. You could combine roasted chicken or grilled steak pieces with lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers and BBQ sauce all together for a delicious Tex-Mex meal. If you’re feeling adventurous, add in some black beans, avocado and corn, too.


Are you a pork lover? If so, BBQ sauce can help transform grilled pork tenderloin into a mouth-watering pork sandwich. Smother it on a bun, maybe add some onion, and chow down. Or consider adding BBQ sauce to pork chops, served with sides like coleslaw and cornbread.


Other foods you can add BBQ sauce to include baked beans, chicken sausage and collard greens. Basically, if you’re a meat-and-potatoes kind of person, BBQ sauce adds zesty flavor to your meals. Add in some vegetables and/or beans, and you’ve got a well-balanced, tantalizing-to-the-tastebuds kind of lunch or dinner.


When you want to doctor up an otherwise bland meal, add some Broadbent’s BBQ sauce. You can discover the many sauces Broadbent’s can supply you with here:




FYI: Broadbent’s ships packages via UPS to physical addresses in the continental United States, and there are several options to choose from including Next Day Air if you need your BBQ sauces in record time. You can call 800-841-2202 for specific details about shipping.


Virginia, where both the United States of America and American Country Ham got their foundation.

Dry Cured Country Hams and Bacon hanging in a smokehouse in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.


Ham was a tricky business back in the eighteenth century. The pig had to be cooked and eaten the day it was slaughtered, and leftovers couldn’t be saved.


If you wanted to enjoy tasty pork products year-round, two things were necessary: the know how to dry cure meats and a smokehouse.


The smoking, curing and preservation had to begin during the winter months, and a day in December would often be designated for pig slaughtering.


In these smokehouses –- which became a regular neighborhood feature by the mid-eighteenth century– ham and bacon would hang as it aged, with steep roofs holding in the smoke from a continually smoldering fire.


Anyone who was anyone had a smokehouse, including Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. Smokehouses account for twelve of the eighty-eight original surviving structures in Colonial Williamsburg.
During the Revolutionary War, dried ham became a staple food item for American soldiers.


Now, reconstructed smokehouses are still used to cure and flavor ham and bacon. Even after the Revolutionary War this custom of preserving food was continued and is still in existence today, with the traditions carried on here at Broadbent’s.


Celebrate Independence Day this year by throwing some historical country ham on the grill.

Smokehouse in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.

Other ways to cook up Broadbent’s on the grill:


  • Bacon-wrapped jalapenos: Slice and seed a fresh jalapeno length-wise. Fill with cream cheese, wrap with Broadbent’s famous thick-cut bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on the grill and cook until bacon is crispy.
  • Pepper Bacon-wrapped filet mignon or pork tenderloin: Both are delicious slow cooked on a gas grill with two heating burners. Turn only one burner on low heat and place meat over the burner that is not turned on. Allow meat to slow cook for 1 to two hours until reaching an internal temperature between 160 and 165 degrees.
  • Sauce up your chicken: When the grilled chicken is nearly done, reduce the heat of the grill to below 265 degrees (that’s the temperature sugar burns). Lather on a thick coating of your favorite Broadbent’s Barbecue Sauce to one side of the chicken. Close the grill lid for about 5 minutes. Turn the chicken and repeat.
  • Grilled Country Ham: Cook Broadbent Breakfast, Dinner and Biscuit slices approximately 5 minutes over low heat until the fat in the ham becomes translucent, then flip and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Thick Cut Center Country Ham steaks may take 1-2 minutes longer on first side.

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The Best Way to Say “Happy Fathers Day”

Country Ham, Bacon and SausageFather’s Day was a holiday created to compliment Mother’s day. Just as Father’s have their special role, that is different from Mom’s, they should be treated to a special day in their honor.


Some Dads are easy to shop for. They’re thrilled when they open a ho-hum tie, a gift card they’ll accidentally throw away or a book they’ll never get around to reading. Others are harder to please, requiring days devoted to thinking of some clever and unexpected Father’s Day gift ideas.


Show your Dad he is #1, with a gift from Broadbent’s. This year, take your Father’s Day gift giving to a next level. Ditch the ordinary and expected and give the gift that will fill his heart – “and belly” — with joy. This Father’s Day, treat Dad to the world’s tastiest gift…a Broadbent’s Father’s Day gift set. Broadbent’s has the perfect gifts for the gentleman who loves the finer things, as well as the simple guy who just enjoys some meaty goodness. Nothing says I love you like a plate of our thick cut bacon, a roll of Grandma Broadbent’s Smoked Country Sausage or a trio of Broadbent’s BBQ sauces.


So this Fathers Day skip the fruit and flowers, and surprise Dad with a Broadbent’s Favorite with our award winning Country Ham, Bacon and Hickory Smoked Sausage.


Father’s Day is June 15 this year. Show your Father how much you love him with a big hug and gift from Broadbent’s!



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