Jesse James and his wife, Pam, bought Red's Barbecue Restaurant in Lincoln City, Oregon in 1993 and Jesse decided it was time to "get serious" about choosing one of the barbecue sauces with which he'd been experimenting for years. Friends acted as guinea pigs for testing new recipes until Jesse and Pam knew they had the perfect barbecue recipe.
"His final recipe was so good our restaurant flourished and friends and customers alike began nagging Jesse to sell the sauce to take home," said Pam. Four years later, Jesse was finally ready to sell his sauce and began bottling in Mason Jars with labels made on his home computer. Then he connected with a bottler and an artist was hired to design a label, a UPC code was added and the James Gang BBQ Sauce Company was born.
"We've been told by people who consider themselves barbecue connoisseurs that the difference between a good sauce and an excellent sauce is the use of the highest-grade ingredients," said Jesse. "We use the highest grade of tomato base on the market and don't water down the ingredients like less expensive brands. That means you use less, it sticks to the meat or fowl when you're cooking and the flavor is truly superior to other brands."
James Gang BBQ Sauce Company joined the National Barbecue Association in 1998 and were recognized at their first national competition, held in Houston Texas. They won fifth place for their Famous BBQ Sauce and third place for Jesse's Private Stock Spicy BBQ Sauce. Their achievement is remarkable since their sauces competed against hundreds of national and international companies' sauces.
"We knew we had a quality sauce. Now we can say with confidence that they are among the best in the country.
The James Gang now offer other BBQ products in addition to their award-winning sauces: Country, Honey and Jalapeno Cornbread mixes, Bull Breath Chili Mix and eight seasonings - Rib Rub, Cajun Rub, Salmon & Trout Rub, Chipotle Chicken Rub, Mesquite Rub, Game Bird Seasoning, Wild Game Seasoning and Season Salt. Don't forget to check our Variety Gift Boxes!