Sometimes even the most adventurous eaters need a reliable, all-purpose crowd-pleasing sauce that's not too spicy, not too sweet, not too tangy and not too rich -- and yet manages to make everyone's mouth water and even the primmest diner lick his or her fingers. Big Bob Gibson's Championship Red Sauce is such a sauce. This is an all-American, "great on everything" classic-style tomato BBQ sauce that has been pleasing young and old alike for 85 years now. Winner of multiple First-Place barbecue competition awards at the national and international level, Big Bob Gibson Championship Red BBQ Sauce has been hailed as the "best barbecue sauce on the planet" by at least one judge at the American Royal International Barbecue Sauce Contest in Kansas City. While I personally wouldn't go quite that far, I am willing to say that this is genuine "comfort food" in a bottle when you're craving a good ol' sweet & savory slathering sauce similar to what your Mom or Dad used to buy at the store, but tastier.
There's a definite sweet tomato flavor when you first taste this sauce, but then you taste robust savory notes from Worcestershire sauce and steak sauce. Big Bob Gibson adds a touch of smoke and even some beef flavor, which provide a depth of flavor rather than standing out as independent ingredients. The texture is thick but pourable, which makes it good for glazing and dipping. This is a well-balanced sauce that's perfect for serving at tailgates, cookouts, block parties, family reunions, and any time that you need to satisfy a wide variety of ages and palates. Big Bob Gibson's Championship Red BBQ Sauce is ideal for basting ribs (beef or pork), chicken and all sorts of meat including venison -- use as a glaze or slather towards the end of cooking to avoid burning. Serve it on the side at the table for dipping, use it in ground beef recipes (sloppy joes, burgers, chili, meatloaf) and in baked beans, and enjoy it instead of ketchup with fries and onion rings. Big Bob Gibson Championship Red Sauce is also a favorite on the competitive BBQ circuit as well as with backyard cooks. Best of all, it's currently on sale at the Carolina Sauce Company, so now's the time to stock your pantry!