I love a good old-fashioned Pulled Pork Recipe that melts in your mouth loaded with delicious Barbecue Sauce… the trouble is I never have time anymore to make my own favorite sauce so I was glad to have the opportunity to do a review on KC Masterpiece® Original Barbecue sauce. Before using a product and placing it on my blog I want to know the ins and outs of the product. It’s so important to know what I am feeding my loved ones and myself.
When visiting the companies site I found out that “KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce, is said to be the perfect blend of rich tomato, molasses, and spices, was created by Dr. Rich Davis. A physician and barbecue aficionado, Dr. Davis introduced his sauce in Kansas City in 1978. The rich taste of KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce grew in popularity and has since become one of America’s favorite barbecue sauces.”
KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauces are said to be rich and thick, adding smoky and sweet flavor to every bite. They’re great for broiling, baking and grilling, and as an ingredient in recipes.
KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauces are also available in seven savory flavors.
I decided to put this KC Masterpiece Original Barbecue sauce to the test with my family utilizing my Almost Famous Pulled Pork Recipe below and see if it was all it was said to be when it has been proclaimed on the site as…”America’s Favorite Barbecue Sauce”
Was it a success? I think saying it was a success was really an understatement, they didn’t know that I had not made our beloved barbecue sauce from scratch…can you believe that? I didn’t have one complaint and everyone seemed delighted with their dinner. Talk about surprised! Below you will find my Almost Famous Pulled Pork Recipe with simple easy to follow instructions to put your family to the test and be sure to let me know what they had to say.
Ingredients needed for Roast
- 1 pork shoulder roast, 4-5 pounds
- 2/3 of a cup of Kansas City dry rub, recipe below
- 1/2 of a cup yellow mustard
- 1 cup of tap water
- kosher salt
- KC Masterpiece® Original Barbecue sauce
Preparation of Roast
Buy a high-quality pork Shoulder from your local market. Make sure it has fat content, you do not want it trimmed of its fat… Fat is your friend with this cut of meat; especially when you are oven-roasting for an extended period of time. If you can find a whole shoulder-cut that’s perfect. Remove the skin or lift it from the meat to apply Rub…Most smokes and rubs will have a hard time penetrating the skin (If the shoulder has a lot of skin remove most of it and leave as much fat as possible.)
I always like to apply the rub the day before for the best flavor. Rub the roast thoroughly and evenly with any common yellow mustard … this will allow the spices to stick close to the meat and will not compromise your flavor. Apply the rub liberally and work in thoroughly all over the meat. Cover with plastic wrap then refrigerate up to 24 hours or so before cooking. It is best to allow the pork to come close to room temperature before putting it in the oven about 30-45 minutes out on a counter should do it.
Kansas City Dry Rub Recipe we use
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup Hungarian paprika
- 2 tablespoons of fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons of chili powder
- 2 and 1/2 tablespoons of garlic powder
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of onion powder
- 2 teaspoons of ground cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients together and transfer to an airtight container. May be stored up to six months in a cool dark place using an air-tight container
Yield: Makes a little more than 2 cups
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
Put the pork shoulder roast in a roasting pan with one cup of water and bake for about 5 hours on 275 degrees … Basically, roast the pork until it’s falling apart.
Remove pork from the oven shred with two forks. Discard juices and rinse roasting pan. Return shredded pork to oven roaster and stir barbecue sauce into pork.
Serve on fresh Biscuits or crusty bread if desired with cheese and a dill pickle slice with more KC Masterpiece Original barbecue sauce
Where can I buy KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce?
KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce is distributed nationally through Grocery, Mass Retailer (e.g. Kmart, Target, and Wal-Mart), and Warehouse/Club stores. The availability of specific flavors can vary. If your local grocery store does not carry your favorite flavor, they may be able to order it for you.
Do KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauces contain allergens?
All KC Masterpiece® products are labeled in accordance with the FDA food labeling requirements, including the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (Title II of Public Law 108-282) which requires foods to be labeled that contain the major food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. Although many flavors of KC Masterpiece® Sauce do not contain these ingredients, refer to the ingredients statement on the back of each KC Masterpiece® product to find this declaration.
Do you have a list of ingredients for KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauces?
Specific ingredients are listed on the back label of each bottle.
Should I refrigerate KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce?
We recommend refrigerating KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce after opening.
What should I use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce on?
You may use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce with most of your favorite foods, including chicken, steak, ribs, hamburgers, pork, hot dogs, french fries or sausages. You can also use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce as an ingredient in recipes. Click here for suggested recipes.
When barbecuing or broiling meats, when should you add KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce?
Generally, you should baste foods during last 5-10 minutes of barbecuing or broiling with KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce, as the sauce may burn at high temperatures.
Can you use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce as a marinade?
Yes, for low-temperature cooking, such as baking, you may use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce as a marinade. However, if broiling or barbecuing, we recommend you use KC Masterpiece® Marinades.
How long can I keep KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce after I open it?
After opening, we suggest keeping the sauce for no longer than 6-9 months. Always refrigerate sauce after it is opened.
Do you own KC Masterpiece® Barbecue & Grill Restaurants?
No, the HV Food Products Company does not own these restaurants. Dr. Rich Davis, the inventor of KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce, contracted with our Company to use the KC Masterpiece® name to open barbecue restaurants that feature the sauce. The first KC Masterpiece® Barbecue & Grill was opened in 1987 in Overland Park, Kansas.
Do KC Masterpiece® products contain gluten?
Most of our products do not contain gluten. Products and ingredients made from grains containing gluten—such as wheat, rye, and barley—will be clearly listed in the ingredient statement on the package label.
Are KC Masterpiece® products labeled “Gluten Free”?
Only products that have been verified to be gluten free will have a “Gluten Free” statement. However, not all products that are gluten free will have this statement while we are in the process of updating our labels. Please refer to the ingredient statement on package labels or contact us for clarification.
Do you provide a list of products that are gluten free?
We are always striving to improve our products’ quality and nutritional value and ingredient sourcing may change over time. For that reason, we do not provide gluten-free product lists as they could quickly become outdated. The most up-to-date product information is on the package the product is purchased in.
How do you ensure your products are gluten free?
We have a program in place to support the use of the “Gluten Free” statement. Products listed as “Gluten Free” undergo scheduled testing. All suppliers provide assurance that there are no ingredients that contain or are derived from gluten-containing grains. Our products are manufactured in facilities with stringent allergen-control programs to prevent cross-contamination.
To avoid contaminating sauce, never place dirty or used utensils, such as basting brushes, into the bottle and do not pour used sauce back into the bottle.
Disclosure : This post has been sponsored by KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce the opinion and review on this product are strictly my own. KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce has provided the product for my review along with compensation for my honest opinion of their product.
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