Our Homemade Award Winning sauce continues to win time and time again.  

     Desperado's BBQ sauce and rub won twelve awards during 2015.  

     If you want to experience the award winning taste for yourself,

     go to the store and order some today.  See if you agree with the judges and

     with the newspaper writers.


      from the Daily Sparks Tribune: "The results are in!  The 2014 Best in the West Nugget

    Rib Cookoff announced this year's rib-cooker winners. . . Twenty-four cookers from all over

    the world, competed for the title of best ribs, best sauce and people's choice.  But that's not

    all these cookers competed for.  They get to return next year with some more bragging rights.  

    Desperado's BBQ & Rib Co from Hinckley, Ohio was crowned  "Best in the West" and will

    receive $7,500 in cash."



from the Journal Gazette Metro 6/21/15:  "Just down the way Steve and Linda Allen were waiting patiently in line at Desperado's, the popular vendor...that hands out round, hot pink stickers that proclaim 'Lick My Ribs!'

'We always come back to Lick My Ribs- what five or six years now?' Linda Allen said.  'We always walk past the other ones and think maybe we should try something from them.  But we always end up here.'

Award Winning Homemade BBQ Sauce for Ribs and Pork
Best BBQ Sauce for Pork Ribs

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​​​Desperado's Award Winning BBQ Sauce in the News

​​2017 Awards

1st Place Peoples Choice St Augustine

1st Place Ribs St Augustine, FL

2016 Awards

1st Place Peoples Choice St Augustine

2nd Place Best Ribs Berea, OH

​1st Place Ribs and Sauce Fargo, ND

1st Place Beef Brisket Fort Wayne, IN

​Grand Champion Ribs Fort Wayne, IN

1st Place Ribs Western Pennsylvania

1st Place Kids Choice Naperville IL

​2nd Place Ribs Naperville, IL

1st Place Ribs Canal Winchester, OH

Peoples Choice Canal Winchester, OH

1st Place Ribs  Kalamazoo, MI

Peoples Choice 2nd  Kalamazoo, MI

2nd Place Best of Show  Lincoln, NE

​2nd Place Ribs  St Petersburg, FL

2015 Awards

1st Place Peoples Choice Fargo

2nd Place Ribs Fargo 

1st Place Peoples Choice Fort Wayne 

2nd Place Ribs Fort Wayne

1st Place Ribs Naperville

1st Place Kid's Choice Naperville

3rd Place Critics Choice Columbus, OH

3rd Place Big Wigs Choice Columbus

1st Place All Ohio Champion Columbus

1st Place Ribs  Kalamazoo, MI

3rd Place Ribs  Lincoln, NE

​1st Place People's Choice  Tulsa, OK