3:06 PM Derek , 2 Comments
Uncle Kenny's has developed three signature sauces (original, spicy and mustard) that they brush on everything from chicken to ribs. I was in need of some spice for my Deluxe BBQ Tacos so I reached for a bottle of Uncle Kenny's Spicy Barbecue Sauce.
Uncle Kenny's Missouri roots, specifically Kansas City, are quite obvious in their Spicy Barbecue Sauce. The sauce is a rich, dark red and speckled with black pepper flakes. The sauce has a thick tomato and molasses base. The aroma is smokey with a detectable note of spice.
Aside from the kicked up heat factor, the flavor represents traditional Kansas City BBQ as well. The sauce has some initial sweetness, but I wouldn't characterize it as a "sweet" sauce. The smokiness and heat over take the sweetness pretty quickly. It's difficult to balance flavors in a hot BBQ sauce, but Uncle Kenny's does a pretty good job of it. They don't get so carried away with the spice factor that they neglect the other flavor elements.
The heat level certainly limits the sauce's uses a bit. However, for those who like it hot, Uncle Kenny's is a good choice for brushing on chicken or ribs. The thick sauce sticks nicely to the meat and your fingers. So, grab a glass of milk and a rack of ribs smothered in Uncle Kenny's Spicy Barbecue Sauce and enjoy!