Let’s Get Saucy

You may have heard that we Texans take our barbecue pretty seriously. It’s true! We’re a bunch of crazy people who will wake up at 2 a.m. to throw ribs on the smoker, or sleep outside to make sure that the fire is well-tended and our brisket gets the full 16 hours of cooking it deserves. When you care about barbecue as much as we do, you’re going to obsess over all the details – and that includes the sauce. That’s why we’ve developed these three sauces, all made with the best ingredients and Franklin Barbecue’s trademark attention to detail. Try them on ribs, try them on poultry, go wild and try them on pizza—these sauces will make your food sing!

Texas BBQ Sauce

We’re born-and-bred Texans and have a few thoughts about what Texas-style barbecue sauce should taste like. Ours is sweet and tangy, just like it should be. It’ll cut through rich, smoky flavors while still letting your meat shine!

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Espresso BBQ Sauce

When you have to wake up at 2 a.m. every morning to start cooking ribs for the day, you might get a little hooked on caffeine. And one day, you might suddenly realize that the smell of freshly brewed espresso perfectly complements the sweet smell of smoked meats. Are you deliriously tired? Sure. Are you on the brink of a sauce revelation? Yes! Franklin’s Espresso Sauce celebrates the holy union of two of Aaron’s favorite things: espresso and barbecue. Use it to perk up brisket, chicken, or pork. Hallelujah!

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Pork BBQ Sauce

Lard, have mercy! We may be Texans, but we still love a good Carolina-style sauce. Ours is heavy on the vinegar and light on the sugar, and will make you squeal with happiness. The classic move is to put it on pulled pork, but it’s also great on poultry, beef, and shrimp. This versatile sauce does not discriminate.

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Ordering information for retailers

Minimum Order: 222 cases/SKU


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Uptown Sports Club

It's not uncommon to find Aaron sitting at a booth having a nice afternoon meeting here. Uptown is our home base for great food, coffee, cocktails and community. Open early for coffee & breakfast, serving up a Texan take on Louisiana homestyle brasserie fare and slinging classic cocktails from lunchtime ’til late-night. No rush. No fuss. Come as you are daily or nightly

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Masterclass: Aaron Franklin

Aaron Franklin teaches you how to fire up flavor-packed Central Texas barbecue, including his famous brisket and more mouth-watering smoked meat.