A Saucy Success Story

Miriam Brown’s barbecue sauce is stuff of legend.

“I was selling it for 25 years in the ‘hood out of the trunk of my car, I did some catering, and to my amazement, everyone loved it,” Brown says.

But after a layoff forced Brown to find her own job, she decided to bring her Belledine’s Barbecue Sauce to the store shelves. Named after her mother, Nodine, and her grandmother, Belle, Belledine’s Barbecue Sauce is available in three varieties.

“There’s my Famous Original that has hints of spices and has a little kick,” Brown says. “The Honey Bee with a Sting is sweet the spice gives it some extra flavor. I grill up and onion roll and do a barbecue chicken sandwich with that. The Surprise and Fire reaches a level of heat and it won’t get hotter and it has some flavor.”

Brown insists that her sauces aren’t just for meat on the grill and shares her recipes for Spicy Chicken and Noodle Stir Fry and Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas.

Belledine’s Barbecue Sauce is available at Village Market in St. Clair Shores, Fairway Market and Mario’s Meats in Roseville, Holiday Market in Royal Oak, and Hiller’s Market in Livonia and Walled Lake.

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