Passion for taste

Forged in the fires of the world of competition barbecue, comes the BBQ Buddha. Our passion for unforgettable taste and a commitment to crafting products made with the finest healthy-minded ingredients is our daily mantra. Watch us as we grow and add exciting new items that will make your grilling truly enlightened.

About BBQ Buddha

I’ve been around the food business all my life. At an early age I’d spend endless hours at my grandfather’s farm where he gifted me an appreciation for hard work and honest good food. In my 20+ years in the business, I’ve seen them come and go, many losing focus for what is important. I wanted to use my skills to create products made free of additives, artificial flavors and colors–all good for you and your family. It is that promise that guides everything we do at BBQ Buddha.

  I also have a passion for barbeque competitions. There’s nothing like being on the front lines going head to head with the best pit- masters to make you want to get better! Those experiences along with countless hours in the test kitchen are what makes BBQ Buddha products so special.

  Thanks for your support!



Member/trade partner with National Barbecue Association
Member Kansas City Barbeque Society
Certified KCBS BBQ Judge
BBQ Buddha is a registered KCBS competition BBQ Team
Competed at the Triple Threat Comp in Delaware
Competed at the Bull Burger Battle in Mahopac, NY

Our Products

Memphis Mop BBQ Sauce

NET WT 19 oz (538g)
The path to BBQ enlightenment starts here. This is the same great sauce used by the BBQ Buddha Competition Team. Your Memphis ribs will be tender and moist when smoked with this award winning sauce. Also great on beef and chicken.

Kansas City BBQ Sauce

NET WT 19 oz (561g)
Used by the BBQ Buddha Competition Team, this sweet, thick and smokey sauce is perfect for slow smoking or grilling beef, chicken, pork, mutton and even fish.

Belly Rub

NET WT 5.5 OZ (156g)
The wisdom of simplicity – one rub for everything.Great on beef, pork, chicken, fish and even veggies.This is the same rub used by the BBQ Buddha Competition Team.

Zen Steak Rub

NET WT 5.5 oz (156g)
Peppery and infused with herbs, this is the same rub the BBQ Buddha Competition Team uses when preparing award-winning steaks. It’s also great on burgers, other meats and fish too.

Honey Chipotle Rub & Buddha Hot Sauces & more!

Be sure to stop back and watch for new sauces, marinades and rubs as they are released!

Good to know

Our products are:

  • Gluten Free
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Peanut Free
  • No MSG
  • No Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol Free
  • No Artifical Flavors or Colors

Where to find us

We appreciate your support and your support of the retailers who sell BBQ Buddha products. If you know of a store you think should carry BBQ Buddha, please let us know!

Recommend a store

And while our online store is under construction, you can order BBQ Buddha products online at For competition grade meats, please visit Huntspoint, supplier to world BBQ champions.

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Wemrock Orchards

300 Rt.33
Freehold, NJ 07728

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Fine Fare Supermarket

320 3rd Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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DJs Market in Ocean Grove

60 Main Ave
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

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Modern Propane

642 Fisher Blvd.
Toms River, NJ 08753

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Modern Propane

199 US Highway 46W
Lodi,NJ 07644

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The Pastoral Pig

244 Route 206
Flanders, NJ 07836

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Country Clean Paper Supply

1703 Valley Road
Ocean, NJ 07712

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Carter and Cavero Old World Olive Oil

27 Palmer Square West
Princeton, NJ 08542

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Carter and Cavero Old World Olive Oil

19 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Carter and Cavero Old World Olive Oil

2100 Highway 35
Sea Girt, NJ 08750

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Shop N Bag

10 Bank Street
Farmingdale, NJ, 07727

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Nino Jrs Italian Specialty

2005 Route 35
Ocean Twp, NJ, 07755

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Pat’s Market/Butcher

677 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ, 07738

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Keyport Fishery

150 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735

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Woolley’s Fish Market and Seafood House

655 U.S. 9 North
Howell, NJ 07728

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Sabato’s Prime Meats

113 Leonardville Rd
Belford, NJ 07718

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BBQ Buddha available on the table
100 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723

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Vicki’s Home & Hardware

1801 Main street
Lake Como, NJ 07719

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Serendipity Restaurant

32580 River Rd.
Millsboro, Delaware 19966

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Valente’s Italian Deli

2100 Belmar Blvd.
Wall Township, NJ 07719

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Mr. Prime Old Thyme Butcher

75 Main St {South St. Plaza)
Manasquan, NJ 08736

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DJ’s Market on Mattison

620 Mattison Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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Richards New York Style Deli

155 Brighton Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Natures Corner Natural Market

2407 State Route 71
Spring Lake, NJ 07762

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Monmouth Meats

112 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Matts Farm Market

1740 State Route 71
Belmar, NJ 07719

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Loch Arbour Liquors

541 Main Street
Loch Arbour, NJ 07711
732 531-1950

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Gold Coast Gardens

264 Branchport Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Delmar Marketplace

406 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

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Antonio’s Gourmet Salumeria

7319 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10307

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Antonio’s Gourmet Salumeria

2201 Sunset Ave
Wanamassa, NJ 07712

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Espositos Fish Market

48 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst,NJ 07755

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Huntspoint Meat Company

114 Calef Highway
Epping, NH 03042
+1 603 679-5700

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Cookin' with the Buddha

Here are some great ideas on how to use BBQ Buddha products.
If you have any recipes that you’d like to share, we’d love to see them. Share your recipe.

Chicken Wings 2 Ways

Dry Rub Wings
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine olive oil, BBQ Buddha Belly Rub, and chicken in large resealable bag. Seal and shake to coat. Arrange chicken wings on baking sheet. Cook the wings for 1 hour or until crisp and cooked through.

BBQ Wings
Follow the same instructions as the Dry Rubbed recipe but brush on BBQ Buddha bbq sauce during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

  • 1/4 C plus 2 T olive oil.
  • 2 T BBQ Buddha Belly Rub.
  • 20 chicken wings.
  • 1/4 cup BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop
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Bacon Smokehouse Cheeseburger

Make it a double!
Preheat a grill to 400 degrees. Season burgers with BBQ Buddha Belly rub, salt and pepper. Sprinkle olive oil on burgers and grill to desired taste. Top with cheese to melt and toast buns. Place 1T of BBQ Buddha bbq sauce on the bottom of each bun. Stack burgers placing cooked bacon and pickles on top. Serve with chips. Enjoy.

  • 4-1/4 lb fresh ground chuck burger patties
  • 4 slices applewood smoked bacon (cooked and drained)
  • 4 slices cheese (American, smoked gouda, or cheddar)
  • 2 burger buns
  • 2 T BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop BBQ Sauce
  • 1-1/2 T BBQ Buddha Belly Rub
  • 1 T olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper for each burger
  • bread & butter chips
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Bread & Butter Pickles

Toss cucumbers, onion, and salt in colander set over a bowl. Let stand for 1 hour. In a pot bring vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds. celery seeds, and tumeric to a boil. Reduce heat and add cucumbers. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until cucumbers are a darker green color but still crisp. Remove cucum- bers from heat and place into a stainless bowl set over a bowl of ice water to cool. Refrigerate when cool enough. This may take about an hour. When cold, package into ball jars. These will keep refrigerated for up to about 3 weeks.

  • 2 lbs kirby cucumbers rinsed and sliced
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 2 T kosher Salt
  • 2 C of cider vinegar
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. ground tumeric
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Pan-seared Sea Scallops

From the sea
Rinse scallops with cold water, pat dry with paper towels. Remove abductor muscle on side. Heat olive oil in nonstick pan over medium heat. Season scallops evenly with BBQ Buddha Belly rub seasoning. Sear 2-3 minutes per side to cook through.

  • 8-10 large dry sea scallops
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3 T Belly Rub seasoning
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Pit Master’s Beans

Everyone’s favorite
In a heavy bottomed pot cook bacon over medium heat to render fat about 5 minutes. Dispose of all but 2 T of fat.Add onion and garlic. Cook till soft about 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, molasses, BBQ sauce, ketchup, sugar, worcestershire sauce, both mustards, cider vinegar, liquid smoke, and belly rub. Simmer beans uncovered till slightly thickened and flavor develops about 10 to 15 minutes.

*Can also be done in oven. Bake 350 for 30 minutes

  • 4 strips thick cut bacon cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 large onion medium diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 15 oz can dark red kidney beans drained, rinsed
  • 15 oz can butter beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 C molasses
  • 1/4 C BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 C ketchup
  • 3 T Dark brown sugar
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T prepared Mustard
  • 1 T dry mustard
  • 1 T cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp BBQ Buddha Belly Rub
  • Salt & pepper to taste
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Grilled Center-cut Pork Chops

A delicious dinner
Season the chops with BBQ Buddha Belly rub. Let sit for up to an hour to enhance the flavor. If using a gas grill first brush the grill with olive oil to prevent sticking, preheat on high for 10-15 minutes with the lid down. This method of cooking works best with steaks that are 1 inch or thicker. Scrape the grill clean with a grill brush, leave one side on high and adjust the other side to medium heat. The key to not overcooking a thick pork chop is to sear the chop on both sides. On the high temperature sear the chops about 2-3 minutes on each side with the lid down. Once the chops are browned on both sides, slide them to the cooler part of the grill, continue grilling with the lid down to the desired doneness. For maximum flavor and tenderness cook to medium (145-150 degrees), anything more when grilling pork chops will begin to dry out the chops. Serve with your favorite vegetable, a sweet potato and some BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop on the side for dipping!

  • 4 thick center-cut pork chops
  • 2 T BBQ Buddha Belly Rub
  • 1 T olive oil
  • BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop • for dipping
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Pulled Pork BBQ

Prepared in the oven
Wash the Boston butt under cold running water, pat dry with paper towels. Trim away any excess fat or loose pieces. Do not remove the bottom “fat cap” completely. Sprinkle a light to medium layer of BBQ Buddha Belly Rub all over the meat, pat it into the meat with your fingers. Wrap securely in plastic wrap for 3-4 hours or as long as overnight.Preheat oven to 450º. Remove meat from refrigerator and remove the plastic wrap. Place meat in foil lined shallow roasting pan and place in oven. Roast Pork for an hour, then remove from oven.Reduce the oven temperature to 325°. Pour apple juice over the roast and sprinkle the chopped garlic over the juice. Cover the roasting pan tightly with foil, return to the oven, and roast for about 3 1/2 to 4 hours, or until the pork is very tender and easy to shred with a forkRemove the pork from the liquids, shred, and serve with BBQ Buddha BBq Sauce. If desired mix about 1 cup of the bb q sauce into the shredded pork and serve hot from a slow cooker or chafing dish. Serve with hamburger buns or rolls, coleslaw for topping, and reserved barbecue sauce.

  • 1 boneless or bone-in Boston butt roast or pork shoulder
  • 5-6 lbs BBQ Buddha Belly Rub to coat meat (about 1/2 C)
  • 1 C apple juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Bottle BBQ Buddha Memphis Mop
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