First and foremost, I must state the following fact: I am a carnivore. I LOVE a thick, juicy steak...Or a nice burger...Or a roast...Or maybe some tasty grilled chicken. That's right. We eat meat in this house. I know a lot of you may be vegetarians, which I applaud, but that's just not us. I actually tried to give up meat once for the health benefits of being a vegetarian, and I lasted all of a week before I broke down and HAD to have a slice of deep-dish pepperoni pizza.I just couldn't give up the meat.Call it lack of willpower, but I am and always will be a meat lover. So this post will involve tasty critters. However, this sauce is an amazing addition to veggies and Boca Burgers, so my plant-eating friends, please stick around.
Have you heard of Country Bob's? If you're an avid blog reader like me, I am sure you have seen the name Country Bob's all over the place, and have been curious about what makes their sauces superior to the myriad of sauces available at your local supermarket. In the past several months, I have read about their famous sauces all over the blogosphere, and everyone seems to rave about how wonderful this sauce is. Being the foodie that I am, I contacted Country Bob's and asked if they'd be interested in working together, and if I could sample what has been described as the Holy Grail of condiments, their Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. Actually, the great thing about this sauce is that it is MORE than just a condiment. It can also be used in recipes as an ingredient. It definitely lives up to its name as an all-purpose sauce.
Here is some info about the company, from their website:
In 1968 Country Bob perfected the sauce of his dreams. After years of giving the sauce to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977. The reaction was overwhelming just as it is today. Almost everyone who tries Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce becomes a lifelong user. And why not, it is the perfect complement to practically any meal set on your table. It was actually October of 1982 when Country Bob, Inc. became the company, which remains today. Bob Edson, Terry Edson, Al Malekovic and Reed Malekovic formed a corporation with equal ownership. Since that time Country Bob's distribution has magnified regionally in all directions from our corporate office located in Centralia, Illinois. Even with the tremendous growth we have not forgotten where we came from, continuing in our relentless pursuit of product excellence.
Along with our All Purpose Sauce we have expanded our product line to include BBQ Sauce, Seasoning Salt and Spicy All Purpose Sauce. With our fully automated bottling line we also have the capability of producing Private Label products for stores or restaurants.
It would be nice if we could claim responsibility for the success of the company, however, credit must be given where credit is due. Proverbs 16:3 says, "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." We have placed true ownership of Country Bob, Inc. in the hands of God. "Christ is our CEO" and He is an Awesome Boss!
I received 2 bottles of their famous All Purpose Sauce to review. My sauce arrived quickly, and was very well packaged. I was so excited to open it up and try it out! I even made a special occasion of it and headed out to the store to buy some rib-eyes to try it out on. (I am super-frugal, and steak is a rare occurrence in my household, unless it's on sale for some ridiculously low price.) Needless to say, the hubby was thrilled to have an excuse to eat a nice, juicy steak, and he was even more thrilled to be able to try Country Bob's with it! I am usually against coating a steak in sauce, as I feel that all a truly good steak needs is to be seasoned in some freshly ground sea salt and some coarse black pepper, or even marinated in my secret (delish) concoction, but for review purposes, we sauced the steak. I kept it simple and just hit the rib-eyes with some salt and pepper, and I pan-seared it and then finished it off in a 400 degree oven for about 12 minutes. I was afraid we would be ruining the steaks by saucing them, but much to my delight, they were amazing!
I made some red-skinned baked potatoes, a Swiss cheese and veggie casserole that included broccoli, cauliflower, squash, zucchini, and carrots, and some parmesan garlic bread (not pictured) to accompany our steaks. We devoured them! And the Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce was a flavor explosion. It kind of reminded us of A-1, but not really....Or maybe of BBQ sauce...But not really. It was reminiscent of flavors we already know and love, but with an extra something that we couldn't quite put our fingers on. It is a perfect and harmonious balance of sweet and heat. It ended up not only on our steaks, but on our veggies and potatoes as well. Yep, it's really THAT DARN GOOD.
Since our first taste test, we have continued using our Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce on pretty much everything! I have been adding it to my roast beef sandwiches and have used it as a dipping sauce for fries and mozzarella sticks, and my very picky 10 year old has even been using it on his hot dogs. That's a statement in itself, as my son never eats condiments, except for ketchup. (He drowns things in ketchup!) He is opposed to mayo, mustard, even jelly! But he LOVED Country Bob's! He even wanted to use it on his ramen noodles, but I had to tell him no, since I wouldn't want to insult the sauce that way,lol. I think I will make my much-loved Monterey chicken, or as the hubby calls it, Bacon Chicken, using Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce rather than the usual BBQ sauce. I bet it will turn out wonderfully!
All in all, I am in love with this sauce. It is delicious, and it is gluten-free, for those with dietary restrictions. and this sauce is one of the most versatile I have come across. It always seems to leave us wanting one more bite! I am already planning to order more of their sauces to try out, and they even have a cookbook that I would LOVE to get my hands on! I have a feeling that Country Bob's will become a staple in my kitchen!
You can order Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce, as well as their many other yummy products here at their website.
But wait! The very generous folks over at Country Bob's are offering TWO of my lucky readers 2 bottles of their famous Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce to try for themselves! And trust me, once you taste it, you will buy it!
So for your chance to win 2 bottles of this amazing sauce, please follow the following instructions:
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Disclosure: I received samples of this product from Country Bob's to facilitate my review. I did not receive any other form of compensation, and my opinions are 100% honest, and have not been influenced in any way.
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