Like chile peppers and spice blends, barbecue sauce flavor profiles are getting more diverse and bold. As chefs take a deeper dive into global and regional American barbecue, they are sourcing or creating sauces that match those styles. And consumers are increasingly seeking authentic ingredients and flavors like these, according to Technomic’s Ethnic Food & Beverage Consumer Trend Report.

28. Jalapeno barbecue


BBQ Brisket Grilled Enchiladas
with jalapeno barbecue sauce at

On the Border Mexican Grill

29. Asian barbecue


Asian BBQ Salmon at

McCormick & Schmick’s

30. Whiskey barbecue


Honey Whiskey BBQ Burger at

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Source: Technomic Ignite menu data