Ogre Sauce // Ogre Sauce // Charlotte, NC
Carolinians know their barbecue — specifically, their sauce. East vs. West, ketchup vs. mayonnaise: Dress your ribs at your own risk. You will be judged. Or avoid the fights altogether, and bring a bottle of this crowd-pleaser. Ogre’s founder started with a small batch of his grandma’s recipe, and soon enough was selling it by the bucket out of his truck to meat-mad Carolinians who’d use it for everything but, apparently, bathing: eggs, oysters, pizza, pasta, you name it. But its true home is the grill. Season a rack of ribs with salt and pepper, bake on foil until tender (two hours or so at 300°F), catch the juices and mix with sauce to baste the rack as you finish it with a quick sear on the grill. The only fights it’ll start are over who takes home the rest of the bottle.
Ogre Ribs Recipe Here