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Don’t forget your BBQ sauces from Ace Hardware of Toco Hills

Published 05/30/23

Barbecuing is about more than what you throw on the grill. Sauces from experts at Ace Hardware of Toco Hills will add just the flavor and spice you’re looking for.

Mark Luther, owner of Ace Hardware of Toco Hills, 2983 N Druid Hills Rd NE explained what flavorful sauces they recommend.

This Cajun-style seasoning with a Texas jalapeño kick is more savory than sweet, and packs back end heat to keep your taste buds on their toes. It works on both fried and smoked turkeys, as well as vegetables, ribs and any other meats. This $9.99 seasoning has been used by Meat Church on the competitive grilling circuit.
Mark Luther Says: “This savory rub is amazing on anything you're grilling, frying, or smoking. Whatever you're cooking, meat, vegetables, or potatoes, you’ll get a fantastic rush from the signature jalapeno in this sauce,” Mark Luther said. “This sauce is more savory than sweet, so it can be used to give whatever you're cooking a sophisticated flavor.”

Find the taste of dry turbinado sugar in this blend of sweet and savory flavors. It can be used for pork, but a $13.99 bottle will go a long way on other meats and vegetables.
Mark Luther Says: “This rub gives the perfect harmony of sweet and savory to anything you're making on a grill or in the oven, not just pork,” Mark Luther said. “It's made with turbinado sugar, which is a dry sugar that makes a perfect addition to any sweet seasoning. Throw a dash on whatever you’re grilling, whether it’s just for your family or for a BBQ competition.”

This seasoning doesn’t contain additives, preservatives or flavorings. Instead, it’s cold-filled with natural ingredients. A $10.99 bottle can be used for marinades, finishing sauces, dipping sauces, stir-fries and even salad dressing.
Mark Luther Says: “If you prefer a teriyaki flavor, you'll truly enjoy this little bottle,” Mark Luther said. “It has the best clean ingredients and truly enriches the flavor of stir-fries, marinades, and dipping sauces. It has a genuine taste you won't find elsewhere. It’s also versatile and can be used for any saucing occasion.”

You’ll find raspberry flavors alongside chipotle heat in a $13.99 bottle of Blues Hog’s bbq sauce. It’s recommended for marinades, bastes, or finishing sauces.
Mark Luther Says: “Some believe spices and fruits don’t blend well together in a sauce, but they haven’t tried this one,” Mark Luther said. “The ripe raspberries and the pop of chipotle heat give an great balance to anything you are planning to grill. You get a bit of hotness and a bit of sweetness in every bite. You can be sure you made the right choice!”

5280 Culinary BBQ Provisions Sweet and Spicy Fire Honey
Find a sweet and spicy combination that uses honey from Colorado. For $11.99 a bottle you can try it on ribs, steaks, vegetables, fruits, and pastries.
Mark Luther Says: “Some amazing combos are being made these days, like this hot honey sauce. Its mix of spicy and sweet will stand out on any dish, whether you add a bit of it to your pizza, meat, or vegetables. You can even add it to fruit dishes and desserts, for some extra flavors you wouldn’t usually get,” Mark Luther said. “You can grill almost anything, and you can add this sauce on top no matter what you’ve grilled.”

There are many flavors at work in this rub, including chocolate, caramel, toffee, dried peaches and hickory. You can also pour from a $16.99 bottle into a porter to make a beer marinade to help tenderize whatever you’re grilling.
Mark Luther Says: “If you're someone who likes a tasty, sweet, and robust porter, you'll favor this rub,” Mark Luther said. It's wonderful because not only does it compliment a good cut of meat by itself, but you can throw it in a beer marinade to give a robust flavor to whatever it is you're throwing on the grill.“

For more information and store hours about Ace Hardware of Toco Hills, visit their store online.