Time's are a little different this year, we're spending more time than ever at home, supporting one another from afar, and cooking up some of the tastiest delights to get us through the cold weather.
As a family owned, local Canadian business ourselves, we wanted to take the time to highlight some of our favourite Canadian rubs & sauces that you can use to spice up your holiday cooking this year.
1. CLUCK & SQUEAL RIB RUB
Cluck and Squeal is one of our most popular rubs at Barbecues Galore, and its deliciousness is brewed right around the corner from our Burlington store in Waterdown, Ontario. They offer several rubs, including their utterly fantastic Low Salt Rib Bub. You know what low salt means? You can load up this rub for high quality flavour and colour. It's a hometown favourite of several of our staff and many of our customers, and makes some of the tastiest ribs around.
2. PRAIRIE SMOKE & SPICE BLUE RIBBIN' SWEET SAUCE
A goliath of a favourite in our eyes, Prairie Smoke & Spice is made just a little east of our Calgary stores in Regina, Saskatchewan. Their Blue Ribbin' Sweet Sauce brings championship level pedigree, giving you the perfect blend of sweet and heat. Try it out with your next round of chicken, pork, ribs, or favourite BBQ'd treats. Trust us, this could very well be be your next favourite sauce.
3. BACK EDDYS SEASONING SALT
Dubbed in house as "The King Of The North", Back Eddy's Seasonings brews their world famous seasonings all the way up in Hay River, Northwest Territories. Their Seasoning Salt works as a fantastic all-purpose seasoning and is great for just about any recipe including: steak, chicken, seafood, popcorn and fries. It's definitely a hometown favourite, including the author of this here blog.
4. HOUSE OF Q APPLE BUTTER BBQ SAUCE
Coming from some cool cats out on the west coast, House Of Q brings some out of this world flavour throughout their entire lineup of sauces, which are created in Vernon, British Columbia. Their Apple Butter BBQ Sauce is the perfect blend of sweet and smokey, making the perfect pairing for chicken and pork.
Check out our Apple Butter Ribs Recipe Of The Month!
5. HAUPY'S ORIGINAL BEAVER RUB
Arguably the most Canadian sounding of all of our featured rubs and sauces, Haupy's originates from the beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. They have several popular and extremely Canadian made rubs, but the Original Beaver Rub is a classic, and pairs fantastic with fish, beef, chicken, and pork.
Check out our Beaver Rubbed Mahi Mahi Recipe Of The Month!
We hope after reading this blog you've found you new favourite Canadian sauce and rub to cook with for years to come, and maybe you even feel a little more Canadian after using them.
Hungry for more? Not to worry, eh, we've made a collection of all of the Canadian made sauces and rubs we carry, which you can find here.
Purchase online, or stop by any of our 5 locations across Canada. We've got 3 locations in the GTA: Burlington, Oakville & Etobicoke, Ontario. Along with our Calgary North and Calgary South locations in Alberta.