Traditional BBQ Sauces & Rubs

Kansas City All Purpose BBQ Rub
Three Little Pig’s Kansas City All-Purpose BBQ Seasoning is an all-around seasoning that tastes good on almost anything. This Seasoning possesses a fresh and unique flavor, without straying too far from what folks expect from a BBQ rub. Use it on poultry, pork, beef, or seafood for tasty results. Sprinkle it on veggies, french fries, or baked potatoes for an extra kick of flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas City Championship BBQ Rub

Three Little Pig’s Kansas City Championship BBQ Seasoning is a mix of sweet and spicy ingredients that offers a fantastic flavor boost for all grilling, smoking and general cooking needs. Great on virtually all types of meats, as well as in soups, chili, vegetables, baked potatoes, and anything else that needs a bit of a flavor boost.

 

 

 

 

Kansas City Sweet BBQ Rub
Three Little Pig’s Kansas City Sweet BBQ Seasoning is a savory rub will add a ton of flavor without straying away from the natural flavor of the meat itself. This is a mild rub that won’t overpower ribs, pork, and chicken. It also serves as a great starter for anyone who wants to add flavors himself or herself such as to increase the sweetness (e.g.,sugars, honey, etc.), saltiness or peppers to meet the liking of her or his taste-buds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas City Touch of Cherry BBQ Rub
Three Little Pig’s Kansas City Touch of Cherry BBQ Seasoning is our most unique offering. Sweet cherry flavor enhanced with a tasty combination of sugar, brown sugar, salt, garlic, onion, spices, and natural cherry and smoke flavor, helps create a sweet caramelized flavor on your favorite meats. Touch of Cherry BBQ rub draws out a very unique flavor for pork, poultry, ham, chicken, fish, shrimp, mushrooms and veggies. Why not sprinkle some of this on sliced apples prior to baking to liven your taste buds–maybe even add a little cinnamon? Don’t miss trying this unique and flavorful Seasoning!

 

Memphis Style BBQ Rub
Three Little Pig’s BBQ Memphis Style BBQ Seasoning was developed for beef, chicken and is especially good on brisket, thick steaks, prime rib, ribs, tri tip,pork ribs whole chicken. This Memphis Style Seasoning works well on a very hot grill or smoker, since it has little sugar. Memphis Style gets its distinctive flavor from a healthy dose of fresh ground black, white, and red pepper topped off with a hit of Worcestershire powder, coarse kosher salt, and other spices. Memphis Style is a natural on hamburgers and pork chops and makes a great table condiment when you desire to create an extra peppery flavor.

 

Texas Beef BBQ Rub

Three Little Pig’s BBQ Texas Style BBQ Seasoning was developed for beef, and is especially good on brisket, thick steaks, prime rib, ribs, or tri tip. This Texas Style Seasoning works well on a very hot grill or smoker, since it has little sugar. Texas Beef  gets its distinctive flavor from a healthy dose of fresh ground black, white, and red pepper topped off with a hit of  Garlic powder, coarse kosher salt, and other spices.  Texas Beef Style is a natural on hamburgers and pork chops and makes a great table condiment when you desire to create an extra peppery flavor.

 

 

 

Chef Marks’ Recommendations

The table below displays what seasonings/rubs the prolific award winning chef, Chris Marks, suggests for different foods.

Rub Beef Pork Poultry Seafood Wild Game Vegetables
Kansas City All Purpose X X X X X X
Kansas City Championship X X X X X
Kansas City Sweet X X X X X
Kansas City Touch of Cherry X X X X
Memphis Style X X X X

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Three Little Pig’s Competition BBQ Sauces

There is no denying that this is one of the most successful barbecue sauces on the competition circuit. With 8 American Royal Championships, these sauces have been bringing home the trophies for Chris Marks and the Three Little Pigs competition team for two decades. Despite all the renown, these are a classic tomato based sauce starting with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, seasonings, and smoke. It is the balance of flavors that is the genius of this sauce. Thick enough to stay put, thin enough to pour, even when cold.

All in all the flavor of these sauces are conservative. But the balance of sweet (sugars), sour (vinegar and Worcestershire sauce), heat, spicy (cayenne mash) and smoke make them simply perfect.

  

Aroma

A sweet and sugary aroma fills the nose on first whiff of this sauce, keeping with barbecue competition standards. There’s a bright tomato ketchup base along with an upfront, but not too strong, molasses component. Vinegar adds a contrasting tang, but it’s light compared to the sweetness that dominates overall. After taking in a few more whiffs of the sauce, a garlicky undertone starts to make itself known, as well as a depth that clearly comes from Worcestershire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thickness & Texture

This smooth and shiny sauce has a dark mahogany hue. Its syrupy texture is broken up with some small bits that look like they include garlic, onion, and black pepper. The sauce runs medium-thin, flowing quickly in a steady stream off a suspended spoon, leaving a thin, transparent coating left clinging to the silverware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of the Jar

Delivering on a promise made by the aroma, this sauce starts out like a spoonful of sugar. It has the tongue coating consistency of corn syrup, but the flavor doesn’t follow suit. There’s a molasses depth behind the sugar, and a bright and fruity tomato ketchup base. These three upfront flavors begin to mingle with a tart vinegar after a few seconds on the tongue. Things get more complex as Worcestershire makes an appearance, quickly followed by garlic and onion, adding extra bite and texture. Finally, a nice heat rounds thing out right at the end, but the sugar never really backs down, making the final aftertaste one that’s primarily sweet and sugary, with a little tanginess still remaining.

 

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