Thanksgiving Mastery: 6 Effortless Ways to Elevate Your Feast with Hawg Sauce

A full table of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, pumpkin pie, cranberries, with the outline of a missing bottle of McMasters' Hawg Sauce

As Thanksgiving approaches, the anticipation is building and you're likely knee-deep in preparations, planning the delectable delights that will grace your table this week. Thanksgiving is a culinary spectacle, with the spotlight firmly on the feast, surpassing even the most festive of holidays. And there's no reason not to introduce the bold flavors of Hawg Sauce into your Thanksgiving spread. After all, it's the 'everything sauce.' A perfect condiment for smoked turkey sandwiches, but also much more. Hawg Sauce is poised to elevate your Thanksgiving turkey, whether as a delectable topper or a savory dip. But why stop there? To infuse your entire table with exceptional flavors, we've curated a collection of inventive ways to incorporate Hawg Sauce into your Thanksgiving spread. Let the flavor exploration begin!


Charcuterie board with cured meats, cheeses, fruit, crackers, and Hawg Sauce 

1. Charcuterie Board

How: Charcuterie boards are in this Thanksgiving. And turns out, Hawg Sauce works on several levels with this upscale option. It pairs well as a dip for apples, cheddar, colby or jack cheeses, and as a dip or glaze for the variety of meats typically found on a charcuterie.

2. BBQ Gravy

How: It’s a Thanksgiving classic. For many people, the gravy can make or break Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s how to make sure it blows people away…

Heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add a turkey drumstick and neck and sear until brown. Remove from pan and reserve.

Lower heat and sautee one onion. Add 8 cups of turkey stock, scrapping up the fond on the bottom of the pan. Add the drumstick (and turkey neck if possible) into the saucepan. Cover and let simmer until it comes to a boil; about 1 hour. Sauce will reduce down greatly. Remove turkey parts. Add 1/4 cup of McMasters’ Hawg Sauce to pan and whisk together. Gravy will thicken. Season with salt and pepper.

Carrot spears with grill marks, glazed with McMasters' Hawg Sauce, on a teal plate

3. BBQ Glazed Carrots

How: They’re as simple as they are tasty. Believe it or not this can even be done on the grill. Place your carrots on direct heat, either on the grill or in the pan, turning them often to ensure all sides are cooked evenly. Right before your carrots are finished, prepare McMasters’ Hawg Sauce in a bowl and brush on, then let them cook one more minute. After removing them from the heat, glaze once more and they are ready to enjoy!

Roasted brussel sprouts, cut in half and charred on one side, tossed in McMasters' Hawg Sauce

4. Hawg Sauce Tossed Brussels

How: Sticking with the veggie theme, roasted brussel sprouts are another sure favorite. Typically, you’d roast the brussels and toss them in a balsamic or cider vinegar to give them a little peppery tanginess. But if you replace the vinegar with Hawg Sauce, you achieve the same sweet and savory glaze and step it up another notch with the fantastic extra flavor of McMasters’ Hawg Sauce.

Sweet potato casserole in a white serving dish, topped with Hawg Sauce candied crumbled pecans

5. Sweet Potato Casserole (with Hawg Sauce-Candied Pecan Topping)

How: Sweet Potato Casserole can be a hotly debated subject when it comes to Thanksgiving. Are you team marshmallow or team pecan? How sweet do you like your sweet potatoes? Well here’s a nice way to elevate your casserole… When you’re preparing your pecans, just mix together brown sugar, flour, melted butter, Hawg Sauce, and the pecans with a spoon. Sprinkle this over the potatoes and bake!

Apple cornbread sausage stuffing in a white casserole dish

6. Apple Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

How: Okay, maybe this one is kind of cheating. We’re following this recipe, but when it comes time to sautee the onion, celery, and apple, just mix in a Tablespoon or so of McMasters’ Hawg Sauce. The result: A sweet, savory, tangy, delicious take on a Thanksgiving classic.

Leave a comment
Your Email Address Will Not Be Published. Required Fields Are Marked *
Subscribe To Us
Subscribe to our newsletter for articles, recipes, and news about McMasters' Hawg Sauce!

Sign up to get 10% off 
your first order.

Proud member of Got To Be NC. If it's got to be fresh, if it's got to be local, it's Got To Be NC.
© McMasters' Hawg Sauce • Powered by Shopify