For ages, when it came to BBQ Sauce, I bought Guy Fieri’s line of sauces. I still think they’re good… darn good. But one day, a while back, I was in Kroger and noticed jars of a sauce I’d never seen before: Trifecta Gourmet Sauces. There was an Original and a Sweet Heat – I’m a reasonable kind of gal, so I bought one of each.
I haven’t bought another brand since that day. Literally. I reach for Trifecta each time without even glancing at the other brands. Sorry, Guy.
We go through a lot of BBQ sauce in our family. BBQ is one of my husband’s obsessions (like me with catfish, Chai Tea Lattes, and strawberry sundaes), so we have some sort of BBQ at least once a week.
Even though I’m all about Kentucky Made products, when I first grabbed a bottle of Trifecta off of the shelf at Kroger, it was because of the prominent “Gluten Free” labeling. I appreciated their attention to detail and for caring enough about those of us who have to eat gluten free to give us a clear “welcome” mat. It was after stepping onto the welcome mat that I noticed it was, indeed, made right here in Kentucky.
I tried the Sweet Heat first – in a “Chicken Sauce” recipe I make regularly, and it made it better than ever. Naturally, it’s the only BBQ sauce I’ve used in the recipe since.
The Original BBQ Sauce is also out of this world delicious. Thick, rich, and wonderful in every single way.
In the photos shown here, I used it with some leftover pulled pork I’d made in the crock-pot. Paired with Queso Fresco (Mexican Fresh Cheese), cilantro, and sweet onion on a corn tortilla, Trifecta made the most amazing pulled pork tacos imaginable.
Look for Trifecta Barbecue Sauce the next time you’re in the store. I’ve found it (in the BBQ Sauce aisle) at Kroger, but if you don’t see it there, look for it in the “Kentucky Proud” section. Apparently it’s also sold in Wal-Marts – and you can even find the Sweet Heat on Amazon.
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