There's barbecue and there's grilling. Barbecue, barbeque, bar-b-q, and BBQ all refer to a cooking method, an outdoor party with foods cooked over flame, and often to any food cooked outdoors. In its purest form, barbecue uses indirect heat and a long, slow process breaking down tough cuts of meat into mouth-watering tender morsels. Different types of barbecue use different meats, spiced sauces and flavorings (added at various times during cooking), smokes, equipment and fuel, and total cooking time. These all affect the final flavor and tenderness of whatever meat is barbecued. Barbecue techniques have been used worldwide, probably since humans first struck two rocks together and beheld the awesome power of fire. We have two dry spice rubs specifically for barbecue. One is a sweet Northern seasoning variety. The other has the spark and kick of slightly spicy West Indian cooking. They can be added to tomato sauce or ketchup for barbecue sauce.
Whether you're grilling or barbecuing, we have the spices to help make it delicious. These are our favorite spice blends and seasonings for flame-tickled perfection. Be sure to check our collection of recipes for grilling and BBQ too!