Skeptical. That’s the word I’d use to describe my entire thought process about reviewing Shirley J’s BBQ Sauce Mix. I mean really, powdered BBQ sauce that you just add water to. How good could that possibly be? And did I want to really invest some meat in testing this stuff. I’ve sat on this stuff for some time for those two reasons. I figured it was time to give it a try. The weekend cooking schedule was for ribs so this was going to be a good test.
Shirley J is a Utah based food company that develops and sells quality “no fail, just add water” food products. I’m not sure about any of the other food products but the BBQ sauce rocks. I love this stuff and no one is more surprised than I am. The first time around I followed the directions and mixed the powder 50/50 with water. I can’t wait to do some experiments by mixing with other liquids. Fruit juices, tomato based products and the possibilities with Asian flavors is endless.
“Shirley J BBQ Sauce is as simple as it is savory. Just add water, and use with meat or vegetables, as a rub or marinade and on burgers and fries. Sugar and spice and flavor to your liking, or serve the BBQ sauce as-is; Shirley J always promises a no-fuss process.
Shirley J BBQ Sauce can be mixed as an ingredient or dressed as a condiment. Try our flavor varieties below!”
The sauce comes in powdered form mixed 50/50 with water. Not really sure what is in the powder but the combination of spices and flavorings is excellent and should match up with just about any seasoning, spices or rubs you might use on your BBQ.
When I first mixed the powder in thee water I was a little concerned with how thin it was, but as it heated on the stove it thickened right up into a perfect consistency.
It would be easy to thin this up add some honey or marmalade to give you a nice glaze for just about anything. The sauce mix comes in 12 oz and 48 oz sizes and I think at least the small one is worth the investment for a try.