Six years ago I embarked on a quest to find the best of the best of BBQ sauces in all of Appalachia. Many mountain grill, smoke shacks and out of the way pits later I’ve accumulated quite the fine collection of bottled chimney juices – any degree of sweet heat your taste buds could imagine! However, I still haven’t tasted the satisfaction of a job well done -for there’s yet many miles to go, and creations to savor.
Fortunately, for working men like myself (who can’t afford the time to keep chasing rainbows) there’s Grill Masters Club – with their monthly box subscription that includes 4-5 hand picked (by actual BBQ judges) sauces, rubs, marinades, smoking chips, condiments, and recipes. In addition to trying something new every month, there’s also the recurring element of surprise for not knowing exactly what will be included until it’s unboxed.
This month I invited Jason (of Fort Theory) to help grill up a unique creation. The Grill Masters Box contained some sauces & rubs from American Stockyard BBQ, as well as a Smokey Maple & Bacon, Chipotle Onion relish. What was particularly appealing about the American Stockyard brand is that they use all natural, gluten free ingredients with NO high fructose corn syrup.
We used these ingredients to spice up and compliment a meal including venison burger, Alaskan salmon, sweet potatoes, and okra.