13 August 2009
BBQ SAUCE OF THE WEEK: The Slabs Kyle Style BBQ Sauce
The Slabs, also known as Tom & Josh's Orgasmic Slabs, began as a competition barbecue team in the Kansas City area. They still compete, but they also make a killer barbecue sauce.
The sauce is of course a KC-style sauce. It has a deep, rich burgundy color, flecked with bits of various spices. It's relatively thick and ketchup-based and the embedded spices make for a mouthfeel that is kind of grainy. The sauce is definitely sweet, but also prominently features the bold flavor of cumin. There are also notes of apple, onion and tamarind, and a nice mild cayenne pepper burn at the end. The unique blend of flavors, especially the cumin, sets this sauce apart.