I love the intense regional pride that goes with the culture of barbecue. Every passionate aficionado has his or her own version of sauce and his or her own secret ingredient. The one thing the sauces all share, however, is a little bit of heat, a touch of sweetness, and a tad of sourness. My version is inspired by southern juke joints where I like to sit around listening to the blues and eating great barbecue. Brush the sauce on beef or ribs before grilling, or just slap it on a sandwich to add a blast of flavor.