5:04 PM Derek , 5 Comments
Troy spent years buying and sampling sauces from around the country searching for that perfect recipe. After several frustrating years and too many dollars spent on disappointing products, Troy took a stab at creating his own sauce. He kept it simple and focused on quality, all natural ingredients.
Like most small sauce makers, Troy began by using his product at backyard events with friends and family. Demand for the sauce steadily grew until Troy finally decided to take a leap of faith and make Backhills Barbecue Sauce as full time gig. Troy now bottles and hand packages four varieties of sauce.
I opened up a 19 oz. (also available in 14 oz) bottle of Backhills Hot Barbecue Sauce this week. One look at the bottle told me I wasn't dealing with a typical BBQ sauce. The color was a rich, bright red. The sauce is speckled with a very coarse grind of garlic, onion and spices.
The sauce is thick and chunky. It's one of the thicker sauces that I've had the opportunity to review. The flavor provided a pleasant surprise. Though the ingredient list was pretty similar to other all natural sauces that I've tried, the taste was completely unique. There is a freshness to Backhills Barbecue Sauce that I haven't found in any other sauce. There is a homemade quality about it that elevates the sauce above typical bottled sauces. It's very sweet and tangy. The habaneros also provide a fair amount of heat.
I used Backhills Hot Barbecue Sauce on pulled pork, smoked baby back ribs and even tacos. In my opinion, the sauce was at its best as a finishing glaze on the ribs. The sweet sauce complimented the smokey pork nicely. I also enjoyed the heat provided by the habeneros.
Troy's commitment to quality is fully apparent in his Backhills Barbecue Sauces. The thick, sweet sauce is different from anything else that I've reviewed. The unique flavor may catch some tasters off guard. The heat level also limits the sauce's use a bit. However, those that appreciate quality, unique products and a little bit of spice will really enjoy this sauce.
Learn more about Backhills Barbecue Sauce by clicking the title of this blog. See how this sauce compares to other sauces on the "Product Reviews" page.