Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce; What’s Your Favorite Sauce?

It’s the middle of July and chances are you will be doing a lot of grilling.  So what’s your favorite marinade?  What sauces do you use to complement your grilled treasures? Recently I received a couple of bottles of a sauce that will definitely make an appearance at today’s BBQ… Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce.  The bottle says “Steak, Hamburger, Chicken, Fries, Barbecue” so you’ve got all your bases covered.  Got some chicken nuggets you’re going fire up in the oven?  You’ll need some dipping sauce right?  Country Bob’s has this tangy, spicy sweetness that I look for in a dipping sauce so my dino-nuggets have been bathing in the stuff. 🙂

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Here’s a little history lesson on the stuff…Country Bob’s Story from the bottle:

In 1968 Country Bob Edson perfected the sauce of his dreams.  After years of giving the sauce to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977.  The reaction was overwhelming just as it is today.  People who try Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce become lifelong users.  And why not, it is the perfect complement to practically any meal set on your table.

I’m not really a big fan of A1 sauce as I feel it usually overwhelms any steak I might be having with it.  I look for a nice addition to spruce up my meats and Country Bob’s has been getting the job done as of late.  So what’s your go-to sauce?

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21 comments on “Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce; What’s Your Favorite Sauce?

  1. Adam Bomb says:

    Country Bob’s is a really great all purpose sauce. It lives up to it’s name, for sure. I’ve tried it on chicken, burgers, steak, fries, and pork chops.

  2. “In 1968 Country Bob Edson perfected the sauce of his dreams.” – Dang! Sounds like one heck of a sauce. I love products that had their start by customer demand.

    My favorite steak sauce is no longer available…as far as I know. It was called OT BBQ Sauce and hasn’t been in my local market for the last 10 years. I really like any sauce….Tabasco is a major staple, Worchester, Stubb’s, Cattlemans, Crystal, anything really. One of my favorites is a local brand Pepper Plant

    Honestly you should all order a bottle…it’s awesome!

  3. Keith says:

    Sriracha is my favorite sauce and is featured on lots of food blogs. The spicy/sweet/garlicky chili sauce from Thailand is AMAZING. Affectionately referred to as “cock sauce” because of the rooster adorning the bottle, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of Sriracha. Just make sure you like it spicy.

  4. Patrick says:

    Mmm, my favorite sauce has to be Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce, it so good on everything, ribs, chicken, meatloaf

  5. rob says:

    any buffalo sauce … it has very few carbs and gives vegetables some zing

  6. cress says:

    Yeah, Sweet Baby Rays is great! I prefer the original over the spicy, although the spicy is a close second.

  7. ChrisSh says:

    Sweet Baby Ray’s is also what I get. Sometimes the honey version. I also really like Cookies sauce when I am in Iowa (not sure if they sell it anywhere else)

  8. brad says:

    My current favorite is this mustard based BBQ sauce called Rumboggies, lol. It’s amazing. If you’re interested:

  9. brad says:

    @Keith I LOVE Sriracha! It reminds me a bit too much of my ex, which sounds funny, but I think I’ll get over that, haha.

  10. Raiders757 says:

    I make my own sauces a lot of times, but I do have some favorites. Pierce’s Pitt BBQ Sauce is a great local sauce in my area. Their honey rib and chicken sauce is a must for grilled chicken. I enjoy Scott’s as well. It’s an Eastern Carolina vineger bases BQ sauce. I also enjoy Sweet Baby Ray’s, and there is a mustard bases South Carolina sauce i enjoy, but I forgot the name of it. It’s hard to find in my area.

    I also love Tiger sauce and Texas Pete. Texas Pete is the best hot sauce on the market, when comes to flavor(Texas Pete and butter makes the best buffalo wing sauce on the planet). I can drink the stuff like orange juice. I also like the House of Tsang brand of oriental sauces, as well as Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade. that stuff is a great alternative to BBQ sauce on grilled chicken.

    A1? I only like it on my burgers. I prefer my steak with no sauce. The only time I have sauce with my steak, is if I make it on a cast iron skillet. I deglaze the skillet with port wine, add a little beef broth whne the wine starts to render down, then a few spices. Once it starts to render with the broth, I either pour it over the steak, or into a dipping bowl. If you ever make a cast iron skillet steak, you must try this sauce. It will blow you away. You can use any kind of wine, so be creative if you ever try it.

  11. leeroy says:

    Used to love Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ, but recently started making my own and the bottled stuff can’t compare. Use a tomato / vinegar base, season the hell out of it, then put in some maple syrup and espresso. It goes from sweet (syrup) to mellow (coffee) to hot (lots of cayenne and a little crystal hot sauce). It even got the approval of a real North Carolinian, which was pretty cool.

    As for actual retail sauces, I like the Asian stuff…kikoman and soy vey, and a couple of hot sauces…crystal, frank’s and texas pete’s are probably my top 3.

  12. Yum Yucky says:

    My husband will pour hot sauce on just about anything. I am required to buy it in large masses to prevent whining and complaining.

  13. This is just the “hot sauce shelf” (I threw in the Sweet Baby Ray’s cause everyone was talking about it :P)

  14. Jessica says:

    I love A-1 sauce for steak, but my go-to sauce is Bone-Suckin’ Sauce, which you can buy here in the south. It is very popular in NC! It is a tomato-based sweet and slightly spicy marinade.

  15. James says:

    +1 for Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce. Tabasco is also on heavy rotation at my house.

  16. Adam Bomb says:

    Bear: You have a hot sauce shelf in your refrigerator too! I have a pretty good collection in mine. It includes Blair’s Original, Tabasco Habanero, Bellycheer Habanero, Franks Red Hot, Blair’s After Death, Dave’s Insanity, and a couple others I can’t remember now…

    I was surprised to see someone mention their love for Texas Pete hot sauce. I can’t stand the stuff, but that’s just me. I think it’s way too salty and vinegary, like the Lousiana brand hot sauce. Blair’s Original Death sauce is my favorite in the hot sauce category. I did a review on it a while back:

  17. @Adam Bomb – Haha, of course I do. I’ll put hot sauce on anything! I bet I’d even like it on ice cream although I’ve yet to try it. I like Blair’s Original Death sauce too but sadly I don’t have any in there right now. I’ve got to fins a good place to buy hot sauces, we’re not like Texas where you can get good ones right around the corner.

  18. Adam Bomb says:

    Yeah, I usually buy online. There’s nowhere near me that sells hot sauce other than the regulars (Franks, Tabasco, Crystal, etc.) at the grocery stores.

  19. Raiders757 says:

    @ leeroy

    I agree, store bought can’t beat a good home made sauce, and it’s so easy to make your own as well. It just takes a little tweaking to get it right.

    I forgot about Soy-Vey. They have some great sauces.

    @ Bear

    That shelf isn’t complete without Texas Pete.

  20. Rocko says:

    OT’s Barbecue sauce is still available. Safeway still sells it in Northern California. This sause was originally sold by former Oakland Raiders, Carolton Oates & Jack Tatum. I like to add Tiger Sauce to it, it gives it a sweet, tangy taste.

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