In 2011, Food & Wine Magazine called Chicago-based Lillie's Q the "Best new barbecue restaurant in the country." Lucky for us, Lillie's Q decided to bestow the secret to their phenomenal 'cue – their sauces – upon the world.
This might just be the perfect barbecue sauce – no exaggeration. We could even eat it plain. Perfected over three generations and based in the deep-rooted Southern barbecue tradition of the Carolina region, this tomato and vinegar-based barbecue sauce starts off with a pleasant sweetness that bursts into a delicious tang, aided by Grandma Lillie's secret ingredients of apple- and lime-juice. It all comes together in savory wonder with the aid of spices like cayenne, garlic, onion and paprika.
Tip of the Tongue
With its gorgeously designed bottle, label and wax-sealed cap, this elegant sauce makes the perfect gift for any grill-master or barbecue enthusiast. What Mouth couldn't resist slathering this all over roast chicken, shrimp skewers or tofu steaks?
Apple cider vinegar, apple juice, worcestershire (distilled vinegar, molasses, water, salt, garlic powder, sugar, anchovies, tamarind, natural flavor), lime juice, mustard, tomato, brown sugar, cayenne, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and natural spices. Comes in an 18 oz bottle.