National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show 2015

What is the National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show?

Every year hot sauce, bbq and spicy food vendors and enthusiasts gather in Albuquerque New Mexico to sample and purchase spicy items in many different forms.  There are hot sauces, bbq sauces, salsas, soups, marinades, pickles, cheese and so much more!  They even have a craft beer tasting booth!  In its 27th year and featuring over 200 booths there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.  Items ranged from very mild to stupid hot and everything in between.  The show was founded by Dave DeWitt and is held at the beautiful Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico every March.

Best of the National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show

If you were not able to make the trek to Albuquerque, don’t worry!  Just Enough Heat took the journey for you.  There was so many great items, but we found some of the best for the Just Enough Heat website and club.

1. Fri-B-Que “Hot Recipe” BBQ Sauce

Kansas City meets Carolina BBQ is a good way to describe this delicious BBQ sauce.  Thick and sweet molasses and tomato based sauce with a vinegar twang common in North Carolina, the best of both words.   Solid heat, but very approachable by the general public.

2. Nuclear Melt Down Chipotle Sauce – Filipino Phil’s

Tangy, fiery, smokey, creamy, so many adjectives for this incredible sauce!  Great for dipping shrimp, fries, chips or drizzled over a fish taco or pizza.  This sauce is as versatile as it is complex.

3. Blueberry Hell – Hellfire Sauce Hot Sauce

A very Habanero forward sauce with slightly sweet blueberry notes.  This is likely to become my “go to” habanero heavy sauce.  Multi-award winning and made with hot and super hot peppers, blueberry and honey this is a tasty sauce.

4.  Hellfire Habanero Cream Cheese – Zane & Zack’s

Semi-sweet creamy cream cheese with a nice infusion of fiery habanero.  This spread is great on vegetables, bagels, in jalapeno poppers and everywhere else you use normal cream cheese.  This is more than a novelty item, it is very good.

5.  Hot Apple Pie Jelly – Mutchler’s Dakota Gold

Hot apple pie in a jar is how to easily describe this jelly.  Apple & cinnamon flavors dominate this jelly, but peppers have been added and are ever so gently present on the aftertaste.  Great on toast, bagels, biscuits and much more.

6. Chipotle Ranch Attack Sauce – Filipino Phil’s

Filipino Phils Chipotle Ranch Attack Sauce is a slightly spicy smokey ranch sauce is a great replacement to a normal ranch.  Wonderful as a dipping sauce for fries, chicken strips or on salad.