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Pimento Cheese Spread May 12 2015, 0 Comments

Prepare yourself. This is quite possibly the BEST pimento cheese spread you will ever eat. Really.

Pimento Cheese Spread

1 ½ lbs. sharp cheddar cheese

½ lb. softened cream cheese

¾ cup mayonnaise

2 T. sweet onion

1 T. Best Boy Redhead sauce

1 t. ground red pepper

12 oz. chopped pimento

Black pepper

Add all ingredients but pimento to a stand mixer and mix at low/med. Speed for 2 minutes or

until well blended. Add pimento and mix for two more minutes at low speed.


Southwestern Deviled Eggs March 22 2015, 0 Comments

It's time to whip out ALL the egg recipes- it's Easter time! You may have some leftover hard boiled eggs and this recipe is a great way to use them up! This is easy, fast and best of all- uses our Redhead hot sauce!

 

Get the complete recipe HERE.


Mustard-Glazed Chicken with Roasted Vegetables March 22 2015, 0 Comments

This simple recipe makes enough for more than one meal. Save a chicken breast for a quick chicken salad sandwich later in the week and puree the leftover veggies with a bit of chicken stock and a splash of milk for a hearty soup. Most importantly of all- use out high quality, award winning deli-mustard in this recipe.

Get the complete recipe from Cooking Light Magazine HERE.


Indiana Artisan Marketplace Ticket Giveaway! March 18 2015, 4 Comments

The Indiana Artisan Marketplace is coming up and we want to give YOU 2 ticket so you can attend! The qualifying winner will be drawn randomly and notified via email. The tickets will be held in their name at will-call at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Good luck!

 

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Limited Release Mustard Only at National Maple Syrup Festival March 7,8 2015 March 04 2015, 0 Comments

Limited release-Get it while you can!
We all know that Best Boy creator Wayne Shive is a culinary mastermind (I mean- have you had one of his hot sauces?) But did you know that Wayne is constantly coming up with ways to make his phenomenal products even better?

Maple.Bacon.Mustard
Yes, you read that right. In honor of the National Maple Syrup Festival on March 5-8 in Nashville, Indiana, Wayne has created a mustard to best his other palate pleasing mustard's. Combining his award-winning deli mustard with pure Indiana maple syrup and succulent Indiana bacon, he has created the trifecta of taste sensations. Want some? This limited release is only available at his booth at the festival. He will be selling AND sampling on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th. Get all of the details HERE.
You like us...You REALLY like us!
We have been nothing short of amazed at the outpouring of love for your products lately. When we catch you in the act of sharing one of our products with your friends, we do our best to share that. Do you know the best way  to ensure we see each and every one of your shout-out's? Tag us. We are Best Boy & Co. on Facebook, @BestBoyandCo on Twitter and @BestBoyandCo on Instagram. Thank you- we appreciate you all AND your love of our products!

Bacon-Herb Wrapped Pork Tenderloin January 30 2015, 0 Comments

This bacon wrapped pork loin would be perfect dusted with a bit of our Tuscan Seasoning OR dipped in one of our award winning mustard's!

Bacon-Herb Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

1 head garlic, top sliced off

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 pork tenderloins (about 1 to 1 1/2 pound each) trimmed of excess fat

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves

12 fresh sage leaves

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

12 (1/4-inch thick) slices bacon

2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Place garlic in a small ramekin, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and wrap in foil. Bake until

soft, about 45 minutes. When cool enough to handle, squeeze garlic flesh from head into a small

bowl.

Arrange tenderloins on work surface. Rub the top each tenderloin with 1/2 of the roasted garlic

and season with salt and pepper. Mix together the herbs and scatter half of the mix over the

garlic on each tenderloin. Wrap 6 strips of bacon around each tenderloin and tie bacon in place

with kitchen twine.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat oil in a medium, skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the tenderloins until golden brown on

all sides. Transfer seared tenderloins to medium roasting pan; place in the oven and cook to

medium doneness about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer tenderloins to cutting board and let stand 10

minutes. Remove twine before carving.


Warm White Bean Dip~ With a Dash of Redhead Hot Sauce! January 27 2015, 0 Comments

You need this dip in your life.

ETC for the Home

 

Need some Redhead hot sauce? Then visit one of our retailers (click HERE for list) OR come see us at ETC for the Home on January 31st in Bloomington, Indiana. We will be sampling our sauces there along with Local Folks Foods, Harvest Cafe Coffee Roasters, Piazza Foods and Edible Indy Magazine! Edible Indy is also serving cheesecake and empanadas with our sauces as garnish. Come see us from 11-3!

Ingredients
  • 1 lb bag of dried Great Northern Hurst Beans
  • 7 C water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 TB Redhead Hot Sauce from Best Boy & CO
  • 1 8 oz package of reduced fat cream cheese
  • 8 oz of shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, reserve just a bit to finish off the dip before serving (garnish)
  • 2 4 oz cans of chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 3 C of cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 2 tsp of ground cumin
Instructions
  1. Rinse and sort beans.
  2. Place in slow cooker with 7 C water.
  3. Place lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until tender.
  4. Drain remaining water.
  5. Mash beans with a potato masher.
  6. Stir in cheeses, seasonings, hot sauce, chilies, chicken, salt and pepper.
  7. Cook on low for 2-4 hours.
  8. Keep an eye out to avoid overheating.
  9. Can be held on warm once the cheeses are melted until serving.
  10. Dust with a bit of the remaining Monterey Jack cheese before serving.

Welcome to 2015 with Best Boy! January 11 2015, 0 Comments

The decorations are down, the holiday glow has faded and many are making resolutions for 2015. Are you? We are! We have resolved to invent more ways for YOU to enjoy Best Boy & Co's award winning gourmet sauces and rubs! We are always looking for ideas and suggestions on how we can use our products in recipes, etc. Please let us know what you think- email us at Contact@BestBoyandCo.com

New Retail Partners

We are excited to announce two NEW retail partners- ETC for the Home in Bloomington and Kroger. ETC for the Home is a fine furnishing and custom decor boutique in Bloomington, Indiana and we are proud to be among the many gourmet foods they carry in their kitchen shop.

Starting in January 2015 you can find many of our award-winning sauces on the shelf of almost every Kroger in Indiana. Look in the natural isles that are usually adjacent to the produce department.

Please join us in being a patron of these locations!

As always we appreciate your continued support, sharing and patronage. Please let us know if we can ever return the favor. Follow Best Boy on Facebook for daily updates, recipes and fun!

Sincerely,

Wayne Shive Best Boy & Co.


Wayne Shive Featured in Edible Indy Magazine! November 30 2014, 0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Best Boy and featured in the article

Best Boy Russian Dressing (Using Original BBQ and Redhead) November 24 2014, 0 Comments

Russian Dressing recipe

                                                                       Photo courtesy of Epicurious.com

Best Boy Russian Dressing

.Ingredients

 1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise

 1/2 cup sour cream

 2/3 cup Best Boy Original BBQ sauce

 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

 2 tablespoons minced dill pickle

 2 tablespoons minced green onion

 2 drained bottled horseradish

 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

 1/2 teaspoon Best Boy Redhead Hot Sauce

 2 teaspoons sugar

 1/2 teaspoon salt

 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

 1/2 teaspoon paprika

 1 tablespoon minced parsley

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend to combine. Best do one day ahead. Store in a sealed

jar in refrigerator.


Name OUR NEW Mustard! September 26 2014, 13 Comments

We have a NEW mustard we are excited to unveil and we need YOUR help picking a name! Joining our original Deli, Bourbon and crowd favorite- Sriracha, this new selection is sure to be a favorite as well.

Our NEW mustard brushed on pork before roasting in the oven.

Our NEW mustard brushed on pork before roasting in the oven.

 

There is no better time to release it either. Made with apples, local honey and the same whole goodness as our other 3, this new "unnamed" mustard is just screaming to be roasted on a pork loin or slathered on a turkey sandwich.

Want to win a selection of Best Boy Mustard's to try for yourself? Let us know what YOU would name this new mustard!

Every person who comments below with their choice of name will be entered. ONE winner will be drawn randomly and be notified via email. Winner will have 24 hours to respond or another name will be drawn.

The fun part? We will choose from ALL of the entries to pick our new name.

So go ahead and enter. One entry per person. Open from Friday, September 26-Friday, October 10.

Good luck!


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork September 10 2014, 0 Comments

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Ingredients
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 C (or a 12 oz jar) of apricot preserves (I used Smuckers)
1/2 C brown sugar, packed
1/2 C Adobo BBQ 
2 TB Worcestershire sauce
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
4 pound pork loin roast
1/2 C cold water
2 TB cornstarch
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
Rolls or buns
Instructions
In a bowl combine first 7 ingredients.
Place pork in crock.
Pour mixture on top.
Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 4-5.
Remove meat from crock and shred.
Whisk in remaining ingredients.
Cook on high heat for 15-30 minutes or until thickened.
Return shredded pork to the crock.
Serve on rolls or buns.

Watermelon Margaritas (using Our Redhead Hot Sauce) July 15 2014, 0 Comments

Chef Alexa of Lemley's Catering and 240 Sweet Artisan Marshmallows created a special watermelon margarita that is perfect for the dog days of summer. Her secret ingredient is our Redhead Hot Sauce!

2 C sugar
2 C water
(Boil together = simple syrup)
2 C fresh lime juice
1 quart watermelon juice
(purée watermelon and strain)
1/2 cup redhead
16 oz. tequila
Mix together add to ice makes 2.5 quarts
For those who.really like it spicy- dip the rim of the glass in Redhead and salt. 

Wayne's Famous Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket July 02 2014, 0 Comments

Wayne's Famous Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket

BBQ Brisket (slow cooker)
Ingredients:
• 5 1/2 pounds beef brisket 
• 1 3/4 cup Best Boy Adobo barbecue sauce 
• 4 T Best Boy Ancho Rub
• 1⁄2 Cup Beer
• 1 onion sliced
Preparation:
Combine all ingredients, coating the brisket well. Marinate overnight. Place brisket and marinade 
in a crock-pot on low for 9 to 10 hours. Slice into thin strips, across the grain and serve on rolls 
or buns with liquid from the slow cooker, or the barbecue sauce of your choice.

 


Newsletter Update May 15 2014, 1 Comment

Gold Medal Award Winning Mustard!
National Mustard Museum Top Picks!
We are so proud to have been awarded this year's International Gold Medal for the best stone ground mustard that we must share with all of you!

In addition to our Deli-Style mustard we have just introduced Bourbon Barrel Aged and Sriracha infused mustards.  Both are wonderfully flavored products and sure to be summer hits.

 
Visit BestBoyandCO.com for more information, retail locations and to order your own!
 
Sincerely,
Wayne Shive
President, Best Boy & Co 
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Win a Best Boy Mustard Trio! Giveaway Over:( May 07 2014, 8 Comments

We are excited! Over the moon! Could NOT be happier!
WHY you ask?
Our already famous, certainly beloved and highly requested deli-mustard just WON the highest honor in the world of mustard: Gold Medal Grainy Mustard at the 2014 World-Wide Mustard Competition held this month at the National Mustard Museum!!
We want to share this trio of mustard with one of YOU! Just leave a comment below sharing one way YOU would use this mustard in your kitchen. From chicken salad sandwiches to a dollop brushed on a roasted ham- these 3 beauties will kick anything up a notch!
Leave ONE comment per person between Wednesday May 7-Wednesday May 14. ONE winner will be randomly drawn at 9 pm est and notified via email. WInners must live in the contiguous United States.
Good luck!!
(Click on the names below to see them on the National Mustard Museum website)

Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Pear Bell Pepper Salsa and Best Boy & Co. Brunette Sauce May 05 2014, 0 Comments

Recipe courtesy of Amber Recker of Reckermended.com
Recipe courtesy of Amber Recker of Reckermended.com

 

Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Pear Bell Pepper Salsa and Best Boy & Co. Brunette Sauce

 

Ingredients:

 3 fresh tilapia, gutted, cleaned and filleted

  • salt & pepper to taste
  • smoked sweet paprika to taste
  • 1 Bosc pear
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ head red cabbage, julienned
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Best Boy & Co. Brunette
  • Corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges

 Preparation:

Preheat grill. Toss tilapia filets in olive oil, salt, pepper, and smoked sweet paprika. Grill filets, 3 minutes per side, until cooked through and crispy.

 In the meantime, chop pear and bell peppers and mix in a large bowl. Add cilantro, red onion, and lemon juice, and mix well. Cover and set aside.

 Whisk together mayo, Dijon mustard, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.

 Heat corn tortillas in a small skillet until just browned.

 To assemble tacos: layer cabbage, tilapia, pear bell pepper salsa, scallions, radish, mayo sauce, and Best Boy & Co. Brunette, and drizzle with lime juice. Enjoy.


The Best Baked Ham Recipe April 10 2014, 0 Comments

Everyone has a favorite ham recipe. I do, you do- we all do. But this one may change your mind. Sweet and zesty- it comes together in minutes and tastes incredible. Best part- you use OUR famous deli-mustard in the recipe. SCORE!

Peach Jam Glazed Ham

  • 1 fully cooked, bone in shank end ham (about 9 lbs)
  • 1/2 C peach preserves
  • 1/4 C OUR deli-style mustard
  • 1/4 C dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Place ham on a large platter and bring to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Remove skin and all but a 1/4 inch layer of fat from the ham.
  4. Set fat side up in center of roasting pan.
  5. In a small bowl, combine preserves, mustard, sugar and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
  6. Brush half of peach mixture on ham.
  7. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove foil and brush on remaining peach mixture.
  9. Bake, uncovered, until internal temperature on a thermometer reaches 140 degrees (1 1/2 hours) and basting every 15-20 minutes.
  10. If bottom of roasting pan begins to scorch add about 1/4 C of water to pan and continue basting.
  11. Transfer ham to a large cutting board.
  12. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 15 minutes.

Meet the 3 NEW Ladies! April 08 2014, 0 Comments

  
Meet the NEW Ladies!

Get ready- warm days are a coming and Best Boy has some new goodness to share. We have expanded our savory side with three new hot sauces.  These ladies are the Redhead, the Blonde and the Brunette.

 

Each type is unique and special in its flavor profile and culinary attitude.  The Redhead is our all-purpose sauce.  I call it the hot sauce for those who don't think they like hot sauce.  The Blonde is our spiciest offering.  The addition of coconut water and apple puree keeps it spicy without being stupid spicy.  The Brunette is the exotic one.  Made with two kinds of smoke dried peppers, cocoa and agave this sauce will make you wonder where it's been all your life.

 

Like all Best Boy products these sauces have no preservatives, additives or unnatural ingredients.

  

Mustard

Best Boy's Deli-Mustard has been a great hit.  It could be the best mustard in the universe!  This stone ground delicacy is made with only five ingredients but delivers a complex and robust flavor to any sandwich or recipe.  The secret is in the soaking and aging.

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Bacon Bourbon Bread Pudding! April 07 2014, 0 Comments

A savory bread pudding with unexpected flavor combinations you will love! Using BB&Co products too- did I mention Bacon and Bourbon too?

Zesty Chicken Salad using our Deli-Mustard! March 19 2014, 0 Comments

Want to update your traditional chicken salad? Toss it with a few tablespoons of our gourmet deli-mustard!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of cooked chicken (cubed) cook yourself or use rotisserie
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • a pinch of dried rosemary
  • 1 C of red grapes, sliced in half
  • 2 TB of chopped walnuts (toasting optional)
  • 1/2 C of mayonnaise or plain greek yogurt
  • 2 heaping TB of Best Boy and Co deli-mustard
  • pinch salt/black pepper
  • lettuce leaves to garnish
  • 4 pitas ( I used Toufayan Bakeries )

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl.
  2. Allow to chill 2 hours.
  3. Serve.

Happy 'Spring forward' to St. Patrick's Day from Best Boy & Co. March 06 2014, 0 Comments

Best Boy & Co.
Happy 'spring forward' to St. Patrick's Day from Best Boy & Co.!
 
Wear a little green and hope for spring!
Fire up those grills!
As the days get slightly longer and the temps (hopefully) warm up it's time to get your outdoor game plan cooked up!
We have lots of opportunities coming up for YOU to stock up on your old favorites as well as a few new stars in our lineup. Have you tried our NEW Blonde, Brunette, Redhead or Bourbon Barrel Aged Mustard yet?
 March 9- Homespun on Mass Ave is having a grand opening of their new location and we will be there sampling at 11 am est. Join us!
 March 12-Listen to BB&Co creator- Wayne Shive share his artisan story on WFYI public radio at 1 pm est. He will be a guest on The Art of the Matter with Sharon Gamble.
Indiana Artisan Marketplace- Come see us and taste all that we offer! Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds See website for ticket prices, directions and other information.
Cookin' Men- Once again this year Wayne Shive is cookin' up another one of his tasty creations for a good cause. Get more information about this April 26th event- HERE

Visit our website often for product details, local events we are a part of and great recipes that highlight our world-class products. Have a great March and be sure to check in with us and share how YOU use our sauces and spices!

Sincerely,

Wayne Shive
Best Boy & Co.

Indiana Artisan Marketplace March 01 2014, 0 Comments

The month of March has begun to fill in nicely with events, even with the impending arrival of snow today- March 1st. We are still in the 'hunker down and stay warm' state of mind yet there is nothing wrong with looking ahead and planning for warmer weather.

We don't necessarily advise to close the door on the sweet just to usher in the savory- why not combine the two. What better way to end a great meal than with a little something sweet?

You may not know this (do you live under a rock?) but we have expanded our line of hot sauces over the winter. Have you tried them yet?

You will get an opportunity very soon at the Indiana Artisan Marketplace on March 29-30 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. we are attending again this year and we want to meet YOU! If you follow our facebook page stay tuned for details about our product offerings, show specials and a giveaway!

Best Boy and CO is proud to be a part of this prestigious group of artisans. Below is an excerpt of an interview shared on the Indiana Artisan website about exactly how proud we are!

“I am proud to be an Indiana business and wish to show everyone that I am. I also want to demonstrate that what we do is both special and excellent. I felt that receiving the designation as an Indiana Artisan would help accomplish this goal.”

Wayne Shive had much more in mind than just starting a food business when he established Best Boy & Co. in 2007.

Already a veteran entrepreneur, Wayne wanted his new company to become known for quality products, made in small batches. He also wanted people around the globe to benefit from its sales.

Today, Best Boy & Co. – named after the pet name Wayne and wife Ann call their dog; the Boykin Spaniels’ silhouette is the company logo — produces a variety of food products that Wayne chose because they’re among his favorites. The way he describes the products shows his pride in them.

Offerings include three barbecue sauces that are “thick, bold and sensual,” four flavors of fudge sauce blended for sophisticated tastes, and two herb and spice blends concocted to enhance most foods.

“Our products may be more expensive than other similar items but small batch, craft-made food products using the finest ingredients make these items a real value for the discriminating buyer,” said Wayne.

He sets the company’s standard high. Best Boy & Co. products must be the finest of their type. “Special attention to natural ingredients, fair trade and organic if possible, are blended in recipes that create a unique and superior tasting experience,” he said.

Best Boy products use Indiana ingredients whenever possible. When Wayne wanted a bourbon barrel-aged beer to use in a caramel sauce, for instance, he sought out an Indiana craft brewer and found one in Aurora that makes “a great bourbon barrel stout that tested better than I could have hoped in our sample product.” That sample matured into a supplier relationship between the two Hoosier companies.

Profits from Best Boy sales are distributed to charitable organizations such as American Red Cross, the Enough Project, Doctors Without Borders and the International Crisis Group. Wayne’s philanthropic heart looks for groups that provide for the betterment of families and children worldwide.

“Being part of Indiana Artisan has provided a certain level of validation of my work and some justification for working so hard to achieve the best,” he said.


Wayne's Wing Sauce February 05 2014, 0 Comments

6oz. butter
1/3 cup Redhead, then add Brunette to get to a 1/2 cup 
Melt butter in a pan, whisk in hot sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
Brush on cooked meat of your choice- BEST on wings!