Q: Hi Dr. BBQ,
Love your Fiery-Foods site! I also love K.C. Masterpiece Original style barbeque sauce. I am in search of a sauce with the taste characteristics of K.C. Masterpiece Original style but with the heat level of a Dave’s Insanity or similar sauce. Currently I usually add Dave’s or my homegrown habaneros to the K.C to get it kickin’ but it does alter the flavor. If there is no such sauce on the market, what is the best way to liven up a sauce with minimal impact to the original flavor? Thanks for your help!
Hillsborough, New Jersey
A: Hello Ron:
I don’t know of any BBQ sauces as hot as you like them, so you’ll have to kick up your favorite. Unfortunately, everything you might add to do that will change the flavor. I would say the least change and the most heat would come from habanero powder.