It didn't happen over night, but Rufus Teague's sauce has sure come a long way. From the ol' pot he used to stir it in, to winning competitions all over the place it has still stayed pretty much the same. If he was still around there's no doubt he'd be tellin' everybody within earshot of how he knew he had something with this recipe from day one. And remember,

"Good sauce makes bad barbecue good and good barbecue gooder."




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Turkey and Tomato Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Makes 8


⅔ cup ground turkey

1 tablespoon Rufus Teague Spicy Meat Rub

¼ cup cherry tomatoes, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 sprigs thyme

1 tablespoon salt

½ tablespoon pepper

1 onion, diced

⅓ cup Rufus Teague BBQ sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

½  cup panko bread crumbs

⅓ cup parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon chopped chive

4 large zucchini


Scoop out the center of your zucchini. Blanch in boiling water for about 5 minutes, and immediately shock in an ice bath. Once cooled, set aside.                                     

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to your pan. Add your garlic, onion, thyme and cherry tomato. Cook down for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper.                                    

Add your ground turkey. Add your meat rub.

Cook down for about 8 minutes. At the last minute of cooking, add ⅓ cup BBQ sauce.    

Start to build your boats.

Add your turkey mixture to the center of each boat. Top with panko and parmesan. 

Place in 375 degree oven. Cook for 15 minutes.

Remove and top with chive and more Rufus Teague BBQ Sauce.