The idea of the weather across the country heating up and the hopeful reduction of restrictions because of the Coronavirus means the it is time to pull the grills back out from their hibernation. Everyone has their own special blend of seasoning and even a sauce if you’re a real pitmaster. However, for us mere mortals we rely on the hard work of others. You could stick to the store bought stuff, but why not switch it up this year and try one of these 10 Black Owned BBQ Sauce brands and have your friends thinking that you spent your quarantine time working on recipes. These sauces are an easy way to step your game up so you can skip the Sweet Baby Ray’s. If the sauces on this list don’t make your mouth water you can check our directory here for more options and see what other ways we have for you to support black owned businesses.
This Award winning Sauce from Georgia is one of the new brands that is making a name for itself in the space. It comes in three varieties and the Sweet Mango is an option to take your meats to a different area than they might be used to. Or you can try the spicy peach and give your family and friends a bit of a kick to go with the sweetness of Georgia’s famous fruit.
You want to talk about flavors and options, Uncle Jammy’s Sauces and Seasonings has got you covered. This includes “Vanta B. Startin’ Something” which features a special color and is made from a Pennsylvania Dark lager for a conversation starting look. This company also makes a Carolina Style that features IPA beer in its ingredients. Check out all of the flavors and for efficiency, try a multipack that features 3 flavors and comes in the colors of the Pittsburgh Steelers (which could make it a nice gift for fans of the team).
What do you get when you combine years of family heritage and recipes and a modern understanding of Food Nutrition and Bioprocessing? Num Num Sauce. You can get this sauce online or in select Whole Foods Stores across the South. What that should tell you is that this Num Num Sauce is tasty and made of the highest quality ingredients for you. Hop on over and get your order and continue those quarantine lifestyle changes into the summer with a sauce worthy of your gains.
When you start a pop-up and it grows and becomes successful the crowds eventually will want some of your items however they can get them. Comfort LA began that way and has since transitioned into a permanent space where they offer up organic better for you soul food and of course, That Sauce. Now they bottle it up and will ship it to your door if you can’t get out to them
One of the younger icons of entrepreneurship started this company at just 14 years old and already you can find this sauce across the Southwest in stores. The company has also been featured everywhere from CNBC to Shark Tank. You get a pack with each of the signature flavors for under $30 dollars before shipping and use it on your chicken or ribs.
Smokey Divas 92nd Sauce takes its name from one of the streets where this families’ initial restaurant was located. This Black Woman owned Barbecue Sauce brand brings a bold smokey taste to your meats. Try one of the three flavors and make your friends think that your meat was on the smoker for hours.
For decades, Jones Bar-B-Q has been a Kansas City Staple. Their Sauce has also been made for scratch for just as long. Now, you can get a portion of what makes Jones so special with this sauce and try your best to recreate some of that Kansas City Magic.
Now, you could just get your entire meal from Bludso’s via Goldbelly (see our post on that here), or you can do your best impersonation with a kit of rubs and sauces straight from the source. The Sauce comes in two varieties, mild and hot for your tasting pleasure. If you already know which one you really like you can just choose that one as well. Bludso’s BBQ has you covered no matter which way you decide to approach it.
Zeke’s B-B-Que comes to us from Kansas City via Atlanta. Starting as a youngster in Indianapolis, Pitmaster Zeke learned the skills he would later hone in years on the Kansas City Barbecue Circuit from his father. After a few years in KC, Zeke came to Atlanta and now, he brings his talents and skills to the people of Georgia and to the rest of us as well. You can order the Black Owned Brand’s sauce online as well as some rub if you need that as well.
Scott’s Barbecue sauce is an important one to join our list if you need something that fits your lifestyle because you are diabetic. Sugar Free and Fat Free you can call to order your sauce or find it on Amazon. Just don’t expect the tomato based stuff, this is a vinegar base and helps with the healthier aspects of this brand.