5 Killer Barbecue Sauces to Try on Your Brisket

Mustard, vinegar sauce?
September 2, 2014
by Megan Giller

Say the words “sauce” and “barbecue” in Texas and you’re as likely to get into a fist fight as you are to eat lunch. Whether you slurp buckets of the stuff or can’t stand it, here are five outstanding sauces at Texas restaurants.

The Classic

Mustard-Based at the Salt Lick
The longtime Austin hangout turns out a solid contender for mustard-style sauces.

Original at Stubb’s
The sweet-style barbecue sauce uses a vinegar base.

The Crazy

Espresso at Franklin Barbecue
That’s right, coffee beans make their way onto your barbecue with this dark, flavorful sauce.

Sweet Jalapeño at Louie Mueller Barbecue
The sauce ranked in the top 10 at last year’s Gettin’ Sauced festival, and we can see why: the sweet-spicy bite kicked us right in the behind.

Pork Sauce at Freedmen’s
The secret ingredient in the pulled pork at the West campus spot? Fish sauce, mixed with hot sauce and vinegar.